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 - MIDDLE EARTH AT IT'S BEST! Join personally guided tours through our farm which featured extensively in Peter Jackson's "THE HOBBIT". Have your camera ready as we wander through ancient native forest, under massive limestone cliffs and among unusual rock formations. Be entertained with our stories about filming and farming and see why we consistently receive Trip Advisor ‘Certificates of Excellence’.
Mobile-friendly - 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.
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