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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves is a caves system and small village in the Waikato region of the North Island. The nearest large town, Hamilton, is one hour's drive away (78km) and Auckland, two hours away (200km) and Rotorua, two hours away (156km). The Waitomo Caves can be found 8km along Waitomo Caves Road, off State Highway 3.

Waitomo Caves village itself is very small, but the caves have formed a major tourist attraction and are well-known for their population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa found exclusively in New Zealand. Visitors to the caves can visit easy-to-access caves, raft or crawl through caves depending on their interests and abilities. A popular guided activity is 'blackwater rafting' in which visitors float through the caves in huge tubes viewing glowworms and cave decorations as they go. more

There are around 300 known limestone caves beneath the hills of the Waitomo region, but the main caves visited by tourists are the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave and Gardner's Gut. These caves are home to some beautiful cave decorations, stalactites, stalagmites and helicti.

Accommodation in Waitomo Caves is varied including farmstays, bed and breakfasts, backpackers, hotel and motor lodges.

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'Mafia Casino' - Mid-Year Comedy Dinner Show

From: Fri 19th Jul 2024

Investigating what to do for your mid year, Mid Winter or Christmas social function? Here's "an offer you can't refuse!": For group reservations of over 20 guests wishing to be sat together please call our group booking ...

Where: Zenders, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 44 Hopkins Road, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 7:00pm on Friday 19th July 2024
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 10th August 2024

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Heart Retreat: POSTPONED

From: Fri 19th Jul 2024

A weekend retreat for Home Educating Mothers in New Zealand. Whether you are exploring home-schooling to see if it could be the right fit for your family but haven’t yet taken the plunge, or you’re just ...

Where: St Peter's School, Cambridge, Waipa
Address: 1716 Cambridge Road, Cambridge, Waipa

From: 5:00pm on Friday 19th July 2024
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Intro to D&D - Girls Night @ YWCA

Fri 19th Jul 2024

Waikato Role Playing Guild is running a women-only Intro to D&D event on 19th July at YWCA of Hamilton! If you have ever wanted to try playing Dungeons & Dragons, this is the event for you! Come down to YWCA ...

Where: YWCA, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 28 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 6:00pm on Friday 19th July 2024
To: 9:00pm on Friday 19th July 2024

Ice Skating Fun

From: Mon 8th Jul 2024

Join us for free ice skating fun these School Holidays at Chartwell! We'll have an ice skating experience rink set up in the food court, next to Subway, from 10am - 5pm, Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July. The ice ...

Where: Chartwell Shopping Centre, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: Cnr Hukanui & Comries Rd, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 10:00am on Monday 8th July 2024
To: 5:00pm on Friday 19th July 2024

East Hamilton Lions Annual Bookfair

From: Thu 18th Jul 2024

Annual East Hamilton Lions Bookfair. Held at Peachgrove Intermediate School during the July school holidays. Books are collected all year round & displayed for your purchase. All proceeds go to various charitable ...

Where: Peachgrove Intermediate School Hall, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 72 Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 9:00am on Thursday 18th July 2024
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2024

Speedcubing Competition - North Island Championship 2024

From: Fri 19th Jul 2024

North Island Championship 2024 is an official World Cube Association (WCA) sanctioned speedcubing competition. Speedcubing is a competitive sport involving solving a range of twisty puzzles, such as the famous Rubik's ...

Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 8:30am on Friday 19th July 2024
To: 5:30pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival 2024

From: Fri 5th Jul 2024

Taupō in summer is pretty great....but we reckon it's even better in the winter! The Malcolm Flower Insurance Taupō Winter Festival runs over two weeks during the July school holidays and has a programme jam-packed ...

Where: Great Lake Centre, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 5:00pm on Friday 5th July 2024
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Kingdom of Night

From: Tue 9th Jul 2024

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, Lumina kingdom was a bright place filled with happy people. Well, it was until the evil wizard stole the light and cast Lumina into a kingdom of night. For the last 20 years, the ...

Where: The Meteor, Hamilton, Waikato
Address: 1 Victoria Street, Hamilton, Waikato

From: 10:30am on Tuesday 9th July 2024
To: 2:00pm on Friday 19th July 2024

Wairakei Estate Ice Rink and Ice Slide

From: Fri 5th Jul 2024

Taupo’s Tongariro North Domain comes alive with mid-winter fun as the Wairakei Estate Ice Rink and Ice Slide returns as part of the Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupo Winter Festival to skate away the mid-winter ...

Where: Wairakei Estate Ice Rink, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Address: Tongariro North Domain, Taupo, Lake Taupo

From: 10:00am on Friday 5th July 2024
To: 10:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2024

Celebrate the month of Matariki with Kiwi!

From: Wed 3rd Jul 2024

Great news for all our existing and new Tui & Tama's Kids Club members! We are launching another 6 month activity booklet ready for the school holidays! Each month starting July until December 2024, one of our Tui ...

Where: Te Awamutu Museum Education & Research Centre, Te Awamutu, Waipa
Address: 55 Rickit Road, Te Awamutu, Waipa

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 3rd July 2024
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 27th July 2024

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Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.