Five activities for kids and families in Waitomo

Wondering if a trip to Waitomo is worthwhile? Whether it’s a weekend away or just a day trip, there’s plenty to experience for all ages. Here’s a few of the adventures that await. ​​​


1. Ruakuri bush walk

For a fun experience with the kids come check out this loop walk at night for a free glowworm display! This bush walk also showcases amazing natural limestone cliffs as well as arches and tunnels.

2. Mangapohue Natural Bridge

This unique walk to the Natural Bridge is filled with deep gorges and bridge crossings making it anything but boring for all ages. The grand finale awaiting you at the end is a breath taking 17m limestone arch!

3. Marokopa Falls

Down the road from the Natural Bridge is the Marokopa Falls. Just a 5-10 minute bushwalk from the roadside takes you to a viewing platform to experience what has been described as one of New Zealand’s most beautiful waterfalls.

4. Ed Hillary Walkway

The most Kiwi display in the world! This walkway is located in Otorohanga, just a 15 minute drive from Waitomo. Each of the themed displays feature something typically New Zealand. From the Haka to Pavlova, this display has it all!

5. Waitomo Glowworm Caves

This is the most magical adventure Waitomo has to offer. How does the world famous boat ride under thousands of sparkling glowworms sound? Book a tour for an experience you will never forget! You can find great deals for Waitomo Caves here .

Come visit to experience the magical world of Waitomo

Whether it's a day trip or a weekend away, this wonderful place has so much to offer . With stunning scenery, waterfalls, and magical glow worms, Waitomo is the perfect place to connect with nature .