Te Kuiti is a small town located just a short drive from the world famous Waitomo Caves, in the Waikato region. Originally a railway town, Te Kuiti promotes itself as the "Shearing Capital of the World". A huge statue of a shearer with a sheep dominates the landscape at the southern end of the town. more
A short drive north of Te Kuiti brings you to the Waitomo Caves. Here you can discover a natural labyrinth of subterranean caverns adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, millions of years in making. Go caving, abseiling or black water rafting in the Waitomo Caves.
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Mobile-friendly - Visit New Zealand's stunning Denize Bluffs farm and tour where Sir Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings Trilogy, filmed extensively for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Towering limestone cliffs, a primeval native forest and massive rock formations on this Piopio farm, near Waitomo became the location for Trollshaws Forest and where Gandalf bestows Bilbo with the sword "Sting".
Waitomo Boutique Lodge is Waitomo's hidden gem, offering a five star farm holiday stay in a stunning setting, close to all the central North Island's major attractions - and a stone's throw from the action of Waitomo Caves. Choose from the cosy garden Cottage or the Manor, which is also available as an exclusive luxury lodge experience.
Stay with the Waitomo Lodge Motel and have the choice of 14 studio and 6 one-bedroom units. All units have Sky tv, super-king-size beds, high-speed broadband Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, and spacious en suite bathrooms. You also have the choice of units with cooking facilities, air conditioning and spa baths. 50+ Sky TV channels.
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