Loved by the locals: Raglan

Almost 30 years ago surfboard maker Craig Hughes arrived in town with his wife and their sons and set up...


Learn to surf in Raglan while you're here. © Paul Abbitt

Waitomo Motels Woodlyn Park Visit website

Just 2 hours from Auckland, 3 minutes from Waitomo Caves, black-water rafting and Waitomo Hotel, are beautifully refurbished Train or Plane Motels, Hobbit Motels and . . . More . . . 

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Indulge: food and drink in Waikato

From fried chicken to retro cafés, handy road trip pitstops, secret cocktail bars or fish and chips with sea views, the Waikato region has many great options for eating out.  Read the story . . . 

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Glowworm Motel Visit website

9 units - 6 studio (sleep 2-3), 2 family units (sleep 5-6), 1 x 3-brm cottage (sleeps 7). Close to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Five picks for a weekend in Waitomo

Get outdoors and experience the underground and overground delights of Waitomo. Read the story . . . 

Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre & Waitomo i-SITE Visit website

The Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre is located right at the heart of Waitomo village. In addition to displays, education service, collections, caving library, postal service . . . More . . . 

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Otorohanga Holiday Park Visit website

Otorohanga Kiwi Holiday Park is the closest Holiday Park to the CBD. ?Enjoy a leisurely stroll to town facilities, through the neighbouring lake reserve. . . . More . . . 

Hairy Feet Waitomo - Scenic Film Location Tour Visit website

Visit the stunning Denize family farm set amongst the towering limestone Denize Bluffs where Sir Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings Trilogy, filmed . . . More . . . 

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Waitomo Big Bird B&B & Petting Farm

Welcome to our world, a 70-acre lifestyle farmstay. Enjoy an intriguing, interactive and memorable New Zealand farm experience with our ostriches and 20+ miniature animals. . . . More . . . 

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Kawhia Camping Ground

A camping ground to relax in. Beware Kawhia's laid back ambiance is easy to get caught up in. Kawhia Camping Ground is a quiet camp . . . More . . . 

YHA Waitomo Juno Hall

We are a rurally located privately owned hostel situated 1.5km from Waitomo Village. We are directly across the road from The Black Water Rafting Company . . . More . . . 

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