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Waitomo adventures

Waitomo Adventures Ltd operates a range of adventure activities in some of New Zealand's most special wild places.

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Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tours

Waitomo caves glowworm tours in New Zealand by Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tours. Spellbound offer guided glowworm tours through two spectacular Waitomo caves.

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black-water rafting at Rap, Raft n Rock

Rap, Raft 'n' Rock offers abseiling, black-water rafting, caving, glowworms and rock climbing in one exciting adventure.

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Waitomo Discovery Centre

Waitomo village and discovery centre

Waitomo Village. Displays include an active cave diorama, audio visual presentations and many other unique exhibits. Definitely worth a visit.

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Black-Water Rafting

black-water rafting

The only trip of its kind in the world. A unique way of viewing the Ruakuri Cave. Sandshoes and dry clothes needed.

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Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

See the country's largest selection of native birds and shrubs. Rare and unusual birds and reptiles in an open, natural setting. Nocturnal kiwi house and a wonderful walk-through aviary.

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attractions and activities

Mangapohue Natural Bridge
One of nature's wonders. A small stream carved this bridge out of solid rock. A pleasant walk of only 5 minutes from the road will bring you to this feat of natural engineering.

Piripiri Caves
A short stroll will bring you to a large cavern containing giant oysters fossilised by the Earth's action about 30 million years ago. Stout shoes and a torch are necessary.

Marokopa Falls
A sparkling cataract falling 30 metres into native bush featuring kohekohe, pukatea and tawa.

Black iron sands now mean export dollars. This small settlement was accessible only by sea until the 1930s and was only connected to the national electricity grid in the 1950s.


Address: 1 Waitomo Caves Rd, RD7 Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga New Zealand

+64 7 873 8882

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