Welcome to Waitomo, New Zealand
Glowworm Caves, Adventure & Natural Beauty...
Otorohanga and Te Kuiti are nearby; friendly country towns with great service, shopping and dining experiences. To the west the charming seaside villages of Kawhia, Marokopa and Mokau have stunning beaches, fabulous fishing and a laid back lifestyle.
On a map of New Zealand the Waitomo Caves and surrounding "King Country" are in the central western North Island, south of Auckland & Hamilton and west of Rotorua & Taupo. Auckland is less than a 3 hour drive, Hamilton 1 hour, Rotorua & Taupo just over 2 hours.
Waitomo's eco-tourism and caving adventures are associated with its world famous limestone caves. For the adventurous there's cave abseiling or rappelling, Black Water Rafting and caving adventures. There are also fabulous free attractions from caves to coast.
There are great places to stay - accommodation around Waitomo, Otorohanga, Te Kuiti & Kawhia includes quality motels, charming Bed & Breakfasts, Farmstays, Holiday Parks and Backpackers.
Don't just restrict yourself to the Waitomo Caves! Spend at least a few days exploring the stunning scenery, rural towns and seaside villages of the King Country - from Otorohanga & Te Kuiti to Kawhia and Mokau. Click here to view Waitomo family holidays the way they used to be.