Waitomo Caves is a caves system and small village in the Waikato region of the North Island. The nearest large town, Hamilton, is one hour's drive away (78km) and Auckland, two hours away (200km) and Rotorua, two hours away (156km). The Waitomo Caves can be found 8km along Waitomo Caves Road, off State Highway 3.
Waitomo Caves village itself is very small, but the caves have formed a major tourist attraction and are well-known for their population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa found exclusively in New Zealand. Visitors to the caves can visit easy-to-access caves, raft or crawl through caves depending on their interests and abilities. A popular guided activity is 'blackwater rafting' in which visitors float through the caves in huge tubes viewing glowworms and cave decorations as they go. more
There are around 300 known limestone caves beneath the hills of the Waitomo region, but the main caves visited by tourists are the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave and Gardner's Gut. These caves are home to some beautiful cave decorations, stalactites, stalagmites and helicti.
Accommodation in Waitomo Caves is varied including farmstays, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, hotel and motor lodges.
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Mobile-friendly - The more comprehensive Blackwater Rafting experience. With our professional guides in support, discover these awesome caves complete with stalactities; stalagmites and zillions of magical glowworms. Trips depart daily from the Waitomo Adventure Centre which also boasts an awesome Cafe and Dayspa. Online Video & Deals.
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Mobile-friendly - We are the closest motel to the world-famous glow worm caves. Warm, affordable motel accommodation in a picturesque location. Range of fully self-contained ground-floor units with modern facilities. Friendly hosts keen to assist you in enjoying this world-acclaimed area. Close to many recreational activities and venues.
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Podium Lodge is modern and vibrant 86 bed facility offering a home away from home in a tranquil rural setting. Located on the doorstep of local world class sporting and recreational facilities, Podium Lodge is designed to accommodate families, teams and visitors seeking affordable quality accommodation with a unique Home of Champions experience!
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Mobile-friendly - Private cruise ship and personal tours from Rotorua / Tauranga / Port of Tauranga / Mount Maunganui. Destinations include Rotorua / Coromandel / Napier / Taupo / National Park / Hobbiton / Waitomo. Small group custom tours. We have beautiful places for you to see and great adventure to be had. Design your own tour to see more for less.
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The Ruakuri Walk is a great free attraction in the Waitomo Caves area. Based in the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, a place of strong cultural significance to Maori, the walk includes limestone outcrops, native forest and small caves to be explored.
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Waitomo is situated in the King Country of the southern Waikato region in New Zealand's North Island and whilst predominantly a dairy farming region, it is also known for its beautiful cave systems. The Waitomo caves are a popular destination for visitors because of their stunning stalactites and stalagmites, colonies of glowworms and caving activities. The Waitomo caves.
Mobile-friendly - Located near some of New Zealand’s most spectacular attractions, Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle. Unwind with accommodation options to suit any budget. From motel units, ensuite units and campsites, plus a swimming pool, hot-tub, playground, covered BBQ area and more, all located only 600 metres from Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Mobile-friendly - Zealandier Tours specialise in providing quality Cruise Ship Shore Sightseeing Day excursions and fully escorted Small Group Tours from the ports of Tauranga and Auckland and other New Zealand cities. Our iconic tour destinations include Rotorua Thermal Land and Maori Culture, Hobbiton; the movie set location for Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit and Waitomo Glow Worms Cave.
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