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05/2018

4 of New Zealand's most sought after experiences all in Waitomo

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 12 May 2018    Waitomo has so much to offer. You can accomplish so much in this little area. Four of the most sought after experiences in New Zealand are all available in Waitomo

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02/2018

The best day trip: Hamilton to Waitomo

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 11 Feb 2018

​​The caves have been guided for more than 125 years. Visitors from all around the world come to experience its natural beauty and the spectacular bioluminescent glowworms. Make a day trip that you'll remember forever and experience the magic Waitomo has on offer.

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02/2018

Tauranga to Waitomo: The funnest day trip

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 11 Feb 2018

These caves have been here for much longer than us. People from all around the world come to experience the natural beauty and the spectacular bioluminescent glowworms. Making a day trip from Tauranga is sure to provide an experience that you won't forget.

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09/2018

Four reasons Waitomo Glowworm Caves are the ultimate family adventure

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 13 Sep 2018

​Struggling to come up with Kids Activities for the school holidays? Here's four reasons why the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are the ultimate family adventure.  

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09/2018

Five activities for kids and families in Waitomo

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 13 Sep 2018

​Looking for activities around Waitomo? Here are 5 family friendly things to do in the area. 

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09/2018

Five reasons Black Water Rafting is the best adventure around

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 13 Sep 2018

​Looking to test your adventurous​ spirit? Black Water Rafting is the ultimate other-wordly experience.​

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10/2018

WAITOMO FAMILY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY WITH BRITZ

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 09 Oct 2018Britz Waitomo family giveaway

​Win a family trip in a Britz campervan to the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

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Tags: competition, holiday, win, britz
competition, holiday, win, britz
06/2018

Ultimate Mountain Stop Over

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 20 Jun 2018

​​​​​If you’re headed down to the mountain this winter and keen to max those thrills, we guarantee stopping off at Black Water Rafting trip en route is the best way to double your adrenaline quota.​​

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06/2018

Escape the city

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 20 Jun 2018

Waitomo’s caves and native forest are the perfect way to put some sparkle into a chilly winter weekend. In need of a break from the big smoke, Louise and her husband Andy headed to Waitomo for the day. Here’s their tips on what see and do for the best Waitomo day-trip.​

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06/2018

Leaping into darkness

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 20 Jun 2018

​Keen to amp up the adrenaline on winter adventures, Aucklander Ariana headed down to the mighty Waikato for her first Black Water Rafting experience. Ariana shares her story of getting extreme underground and leaping into the pitc​h black.

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03/2018

Go With the Glow this School Holidays!

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 22 Mar 2018

​April school holidays are around the corner and it’s time to suss out fun, family-friendly activities. Bonus points if it’s an NZ Must Do the kids will love. Once Easter’s done and dusted hunt for treasures of a different kind with a day trip to Waitomo Caves.​

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09/2018

Waitomo’s Black Water Rafting History: 10 Fast Facts

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 01 Sep 2018

THRILL SEEKING SINCE 1987, BLACK WATER RAFTING KICKSTARTED THE KIWI CRAZE FOR CAVING. DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THESE WAITOMO LEGENDS IN 10 FAST FACTS.​​

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08/2018

What Is Black Water Rafting?

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 01 Aug 2018

​​​​IT’S THE ULTIMATE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE.

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12/2017

Top 9 Reasons to Visit Waitomo

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 21 Dec 2017

​Whether you make it a day-trip jaunt or whole weekend escapade, we’ve unearthed our top nine reasons to visit Waitomo. There’s much more to this NZ Must-Do than meets the eye. Glowworm gazing and Black Water Rafting adventures top the list, then stick around for Waitomo’s walks and hidden secrets that’ll keep the glow going long after you’ve left the caves.​​

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12/2017

Make the Most of Waitomo - Our Top 10 Tips!

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 21 Dec 2017

​The cave system in Waitomo might be complex but your visit doesn’t need to be. We’ve put together our top 10 Waitomo Caves FAQs that will help you plan your visit. Whether you’re a parent, adventurer or highly-organised holiday maker, here’s our essential tips for a magical trip.​

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12/2017

Waitomo Weekender: Two Days of Adventure and Hidden Gems

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 20 Dec 2017

Weekend break or romantic escape, Waitomo is the perfect place to head for an adventure-filled getaway.

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12/2017

Waitomo Revisited: Kiwi Cave Nostalgia

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 20 Dec 2017

AN ICONIC KIWI TOURIST ATTRACTION SINCE AGES AGO. IT’S TIME TO RE-LIVE THE WAITOMO CAVES NOSTALGIA AND DISCOVER WHAT’S NEW IN THIS UNDERGROUND WONDERLAND.

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12/2017

Waitomo, Te Puia and Hobbiton - The Ultimate Trilogy Weekend

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 20 Dec 2017

​Explore a trio of the North Island’s best attractions. This road-trip itinerary trails above and below Middle-earth for a weekend of culture and adventure like no other.

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11/2016

Award-winning photographer Shaun Jeffers to showcase stunning shots of Waitomo at Waitomo Homestead this December - FREE EVENT!

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 30 Nov 2016

​Come help us celebrate the anniversary of "Waitomo Homestead" café and venue this December with a free pop up exhibition of award winning photographer, Shaun Jeffers’, work.

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06/2016

From the Mountains to the Caves

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 17 Jun 2016

​Here’s a few fun reasons why heading underground in Waitomo before heading up the ski lifts needs to be on your must-do list this winter. Season pass holders for Mt Ruapehu read on - now is the perfect time to visit!

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Tags: caves, mountain, ski, winter, deal, special
caves, mountain, ski, winter, deal, special
11/2016

FAMILY HOLIDAY FACEBOOK COMPETITION

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 06 Nov 2016

​Win a family trip in a Campervan to the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. A lucky family of four will win a 4 night holiday in a Britz Campervan​, Auckland return, and a family pass to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave in Waitomo.​

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competition, holiday, win, britz
10/2016

Experience the Wonder of Waitomo

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 06 Oct 2016

Waitomo is a spiritual place, with ancient limestone caves scattered throughout the area, magical underground rivers and enchanting native New Zealand forest. Take the opportunity to connect with nature, breath in the fresh Waikato air and expand your mind. There is no other place quite like Waitomo.

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Tags: Waitomo, Waitomo Caves, Activities, Walks, Food, Restaurants
Waitomo, Waitomo Caves, Activities, Walks, Food, Restaurants
05/2016

COLOURING COMPETITION WINNER IS ANNOUNCED!

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 05 May 2016

​​​​​We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Gordon the Glowworm Colouring Competition and helped make it a success! We had some incredible entries and everyone who entered really worked hard to make their Gordon the Glowworm really stand out from the rest.​

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Tags: COLOURING, colouring competition, waitomo caves, winner
COLOURING, colouring competition, waitomo caves, winner
11/2016

School Holidays Colouring Competition!

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 04 Nov 2016

Enter Gordon the Glowworm's colouring competition and you could WIN a family campervan holiday to Waitomo – including a Britz campervans  for you & your family to explore for the weekend, along with a family pass to all of my caves!* 

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Tags: school holidays, colouring competition, win, competition, gordon the glowworm
school holidays, colouring competition, win, competition, gordon the glowworm
10/2015

Hiking in New Zealand: A list of long Waitomo walks

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 27 Oct 2015

Hiking in New Zealand is a must whilst you’re visiting. Aside from black water rafting the glowworm caves, Waitomo offers a huge number of walks, from short ones to long hikes​

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Tags: Waitomo, Hikes, Walking
Waitomo, Hikes, Walking
10/2015

From Marokopa Falls to Kawhia Hot Water Beach: seaside towns near Waitomo

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 14 Oct 2015

​If you're looking for a break from action-packed Waitomo, head to a nearby beach town and enjoy the activities on offer in Kiritehere, Kawhia and Marokopa​

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03/2015

Cookies in the cave?

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 23 Mar 2015

​Try out our world-famous Cave Cookie recipe, the perfect treat whether you're above or below ground

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Tags: Recipe, Black Water Rafting
Recipe, Black Water Rafting
02/2015

Middle Earth North Island Travel Guide

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 15 Feb 2015

​​​The travel guide about special sights on your trip through the Middle Earth on New Zealand's north island. p>

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Tags: middle earth trilogy, hobbiton, Te Puia, North Island, travel guide, waitomo
middle earth trilogy, hobbiton, Te Puia, North Island, travel guide, waitomo
06/2015

Top 3 Waitomo Short Walks

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 02 Jun 2015

​Heading to visit our caves and wondering what else to do while you’re in the area? While Waitomo is a relatively small settlement, it definitely doesn’t lack for beautiful walks and natural scenery.

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Tags: Walks; Waitomo; Ruakuri
Walks; Waitomo; Ruakuri
06/2012

Black Water Rafting Story

Posted by: Waitomo Crew on 18 Jun 2012Black Water Rafting story

​Waitomo's Black Labyrinth by Amelia Norman

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Tags: black water rafting; caving; adventure;
black water rafting; caving; adventure;