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Waitomo Caves

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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Quiz Night

From: Mon 8th Jul 2019

Categories include General Knowledge, TV & Movies, Famous Voices, Sport, Movie Clips. Picture Round and a Cash Snowball. Great prizes and a fun evening for all the family. No minimum or maximum amount of team ...

Where: Flagstaff Cafe & Sports Bar, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 1154 River Rd, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 7:00pm on Monday 8th July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Monday 9th December 2019

A J Seeley Gully Restoration Project

From: Mon 12th Feb 2018

A J Seeley Gully Reserve Restoration - Community Activity. Come and listen to tui singing at this inner city sanctuary. Help continue the gully restoration started by Dr Alwyn Seeley over 50 years ago! Join ...

Where: A J Seeley Gully Reserve, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 12 Armagh Street, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 9:30am on Monday 12th February 2018
To: 12:30pm on Monday 16th December 2019

Quiz Night

From: Mon 1st Jul 2019

Categories include General Knowledge, TV & Movies, Famous Voices, Sport, Movie Clips. Picture Round and a Cash Snowball. Great prizes and a fun evening for all the family. No minimum or maximum amount of team ...

Where: Good Neighbour, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 44 Horsham Downs Rd, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 7:00pm on Monday 1st July 2019
To: 9:00pm on Monday 2nd December 2019

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Speakatube

From: Thu 27th Jun 2019

Bringing sound to life! Share a secret, make some noise and have fun with kōrero (conversation) with this quirky interactive sound sculpture for the whole family. Made up of four brightly coloured tubes with trumpet ...

Where: Civic Square, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: Worley Place, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 7:00am on Thursday 27th June 2019
To: 11:00pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019

Ruth Davey Revisited

From: Thu 11th Jul 2019

Opening event Saturday, 13 July, 2-3.30pm, Afternoon tea. Hamilton printmaker extraordinaire Ruth Davey exhibits a selection of her prints together with works collected from printmakers she has known and worked with ...

Where: Next Level Gallery, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 8:30am on Thursday 11th July 2019
To: 4:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019

WSA Art School: ExpErimental Printmaking Morning Class

From: Mon 22nd Jul 2019

A new class has just come up! Join experienced printmaker and long term WSA art tutor Caroline Peacocke for her new Monday morning class. Emphasis is on woodcut, but examples of other printing techniques will give you a ...

Where: Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 9:30am on Monday 22nd July 2019
To: 12:00pm on Monday 16th September 2019

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Artful Minds Art Exhibition

From: Sat 25th May 2019

Hosted by Lava Glass Art Glass Studio, Gallery and Cafe, Artful Minds Exhibition brings together vibrant new works by nine innovative Taupo artists. This is the first exhibition for Artful Minds as a group. Open daily ...

Where: Lava Glass Sculpture Garden, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 165 State Highway 5, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 9:00am on Saturday 25th May 2019
To: 5:00pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019

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Welcome Swallow Gallery Opening & Exhibition Celebration

From: Wed 1st May 2019

Grand opening of the Welcome Swallow Gallery and the exhibition "Celebration" Wednesday 1st May 2019. Drinks and canapes serves 5.30pm - 7.30pm on the 1st May. Fourteen highly creative artists will share their eighty ...

Where: Welcome Swallow Gift Shop and Gallery, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 378 Grey St, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 1:00pm on Wednesday 1st May 2019
To: 4:30pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019

Celebration - Redux

From: Fri 14th Jun 2019

celebration - redux exhibition provides an opportunity to further enjoy the work of the many "celebration" artists. Exhibiting over 26 new pieces from the ''celebration" exhibition artists to replace the art work ...

Where: Welcome Swallow Gift Shop and Gallery, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 378 Grey St, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 5:30pm on Friday 14th June 2019
To: 4:30pm on Thursday 1st August 2019

Catalogue Exhibition - Taupo Winter Festival 2019

From: Sat 6th Jul 2019

Following the award winning success of the Dog Show exhibition in 2018, Taupo Museum purr’oudly presents CATalogue – A cat show for art lovers and an art show for cat lovers. The cat themed artworks, sculptures ...

Where: Taupo Museum, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 10:00am on Saturday 6th July 2019
To: 4:30pm on Monday 12th August 2019

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