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The Best Things to Do in Waitomo Caves

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Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves , Waitomo Caves
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Home to a species of glowworms found exclusively in New Zealand, Waitomo Glowworm Caves serve as one of the country's most popular natural la
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
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Duration: 11 hours
Join this tour to visit two of New Zealand’s most famous attractions, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves, in one easy day trip from Auckland. Be fascinated as the magical world of Hobbiton comes to life and take photos in front of your favourite places like the Hobbit Holes, the Shire and the Green Dragon Inn. Then journey to the World Famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be captivated by the thousands of magical glowworms twinkling in the Grottos, the stalactites and stalagmites as you glide silently through the cave by boat. Marvel at the stunning scenery en route as we journey off the motorways into the real hinterland of New Zealand. All admission fees and lunch included.
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing , Waitomo Caves
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Marakopa Falls , Waitomo Caves
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Walk along the nature trail leading to one of the region's most magnificent outdoor attractions, Marakopa Falls. The easy walkway lies betwee

Waitomo Caves

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Caves · River Rafting & Tubing · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed. Carved from the limestone by underground streams, the vast caves are laced by rivers far under the habitable land above. Stalactite and stalagmite formations make for great photos, but the highlight of your trip to Waitomo Caves is likely to be the constellations of glowworms illuminating these subterranean caverns. Waitomo Caves' small community offers lodgings, cafes, and restaurants for visitors. Don't miss the chace to explore above ground, too: take a horse trek through the lovely surrounding farmland, or make a visit to the local avian preserve to spot some of the land's rarest species. Use our New Zealand tour itinerary planning app to plan your trip to Waitomo Caves and other destinations in New Zealand.

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Where to stay in Waitomo Caves

Holiday parks with spaces for tents and caravans provide some of the most budget-friendly places to stay in town, as do family-owned bed and breakfasts. Hotels close to the caves are the most exclusive and upscale among the accommodations here, with various onsite amenities and manicured grounds.
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