Auckland, New Zealand - Waitomo Caves, New Zealand 32 day trip

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1

Auckland, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Oct 31-Fri. Nov 01

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Hahei, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Nov 01-Sat. Nov 02

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Rotorua, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Nov 02-Mon. Nov 04

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Taupo, New Zealand

1 night Mon. Nov 04-Tue. Nov 05

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Ohakune, New Zealand

3 nights Tue. Nov 05-Fri. Nov 08

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Wellington, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Nov 08-Sun. Nov 10

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Nelson, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Nov 10-Tue. Nov 12

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Punakaiki, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Nov 12-Wed. Nov 13

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Nov 13-Fri. Nov 15

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Wanaka, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Nov 15-Sat. Nov 16

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Queenstown, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Nov 16-Mon. Nov 18

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Geraldine, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Nov 18-Wed. Nov 20

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Christchurch, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Nov 20-Fri. Nov 22

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Nov 22-Sun. Nov 24

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Picton, New Zealand

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Whanganui, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Nov 25-Wed. Nov 27

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Stratford, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Nov 27-Fri. Nov 29

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Nov 29-Sun. Dec 01

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland view
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Rangitoto
  • Friday Ride
  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Layered Sunrise
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 nightThu. Oct 31 - Fri. Nov 01

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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Things to do in and around Hahei

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
  • Bade- und Grabespass am Hot Water Beach
   
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Hahei

New Zealand

1 nightFri. Nov 01 - Sat. Nov 02

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
  • Mountain Biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (c) TRAILSOURCE.COM
  • Kuirau Park, Rotorua
  • museum
  • DSC00022
  • Waitomo Cave
  • green & blue
  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
  • Rotorua
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
   
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Rotorua

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture2 nightsSat. Nov 02 - Mon. Nov 04

Famed for its geothermal activity, this city is favored by travelers and offers an array of geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Rotorua, ("The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.
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Things to do in and around Taupo

  • Tongariro & Lake Taupo
  • R0011117
  • Aukland botanical gardens, New Zealand
  • Taupo Museum & Art gallery
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • DSC00022
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
   
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightMon. Nov 04 - Tue. Nov 05

This town offers a multitude of adrenalin-raising activities, as well as a lovely lake and incredible views over the volcanoes.

Taupo is a tourist center, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man-made forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
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Things to do in and around Ohakune

  • Carrot city
  • Ohakune
  • The Big Carrot - Ohakune - New Zealand
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Huka Falls 7
  • DSC00022
  • Canoeist - Wanganui Journey
  • Knoll Ridge Cafe
  • Gollum's Pool
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
  • Mount Ruapehu
   
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Ohakune

New Zealand, Manawatu-Wanganui region

NatureActive3 nightsTue. Nov 05 - Fri. Nov 08

A great base for exploring Whanganui National Park, Ohakune is also New Zealand's "carrot capital." You can't miss the giant carrot sculpture!

Ohakune is a small town in the North Island of New Zealand, it is located at the southern end of the Tongariro National Park, close to the southwestern slopes of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. A rural service town known as New Zealand's Carrot Capital, Ohakune is a popular base in winter for skiers using the ski fields (particularly Turoa) of nearby Mount Ruapehu and in summer for trampers hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. On the eastern edge of the town there is a large replica of a carrot, known locally as "The Big Carrot". This is reputedly the world's largest model carrot.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • P1010949
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
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  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life2 nightsFri. Nov 08 - Sun. Nov 10

New Zealand's capital is a city with upbeat energies, boasting a thriving nightlife, rich museums, historic buildings, and more.

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, and is the world's southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world' and its popular tourist attractions include Museum of Wellington Museum, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. Cruise tourism is experiencing a major boom in line with nationwide development. Cafe culture is prominent and restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
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Things to do in and around Nelson

  • Nelson
  • Classic Cars Museum P1220522
  • Nelson
  • Nelson Saturday market.
  • Founders Park, Nelson, NZ
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
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  • Nelson
  • Just Nelson
  • Nelson Street 1 2014
  • Just Nelson
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Red-Eared Terrapin
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  • Approaching Picton
   
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Nelson

New Zealand, Nelson region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureFood2 nightsSun. Nov 10 - Tue. Nov 12

With a vibrant cultural scene, fine restaurants and local wine, as well as lush surrounding nature, this port city is a true gem.

Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island, and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, Each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival.[2] The annual Wearable Art Awards began near Nelson and a local museum, World of Wearable Art now showcases winning designs alongside a collection of classic cars.
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Things to do in and around Punakaiki

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Paparoa National Park
  • R0011483
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
   
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Punakaiki

New Zealand

1 nightTue. Nov 12 - Wed. Nov 13

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Franz Josef

  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Rainforest
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsWed. Nov 13 - Fri. Nov 15

Hike the famous Franz Josef Glacier, as well as gorgeous nature walks in the surrounding area.

Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is named after the Franz Josef Glacier - itself named by Julius von Haast in honour of the Emperor of Austria Franz Josef I of Austria. Following the passage of the Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the name of the town was officially altered to Franz Josef / Waiau. The glacier's terminal face is 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the reason many people visit Franz Josef. The town is within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
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Things to do in and around Wanaka

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  • Rippon Vineyard
  • Wanaka 2
  • Boneyard
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive1 nightFri. Nov 15 - Sat. Nov 16

Offering a wealth of activities year-round, this popular lakeside resort town is known for its mountaineering, fishing, and hiking.

Wanaka is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Its economy is based on the many outdoor opportunities this offers. The town was originally settled during the gold rush of the 19C. With its lake and mountain views, Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort, considered less commercialised than Queenstown. Wanaka boasts a growing number of restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. There are a number of wineries in the area. In winter, Wanaka is an excellent place to see the Southern Lights.
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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Queenstown_208_070111
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Pool Surface
  • Routeburn Track
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood2 nightsSat. Nov 16 - Mon. Nov 18

A resort town offering a plethora of thrilling activities among gorgeous landscape, as well as a fine galleries, eateries, and more.

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Queenstown is a major center for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
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Things to do in and around Geraldine

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Roadside Flowers
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
  • Tiger
  • Sunset in the mountains
   
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Geraldine

New Zealand

2 nightsMon. Nov 18 - Wed. Nov 20

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Hagley Park
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • 2276 Gondola
  • DSCF3437
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Quake City exhibition
  • Road Trip - Castle Hill - New Zealand
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsWed. Nov 20 - Fri. Nov 22

New Zealand's third-largest city boasts an array of architectural styles, landmarks of cultural significance, and many green areas.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington. The river that flows through the center of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers after the Scottish River Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfather's farm and flows into the Clyde.
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Things to do in and around Kaikoura

  • Kaikoura
  • Kaikoura
  • Fyffe House (original whaler's cottage), Kaikoura, NZ
  • Maori Leap Cave
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
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  • DSC00980-ED北海道 富田農場薰衣草花田
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Photo competition
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
   
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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsFri. Nov 22 - Sun. Nov 24

Perched on a scenic peninsula jutting into the ocean, this town offers a brush with New Zealand's diverse wildlife and marine life.

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch. Kaikoura became the first local authority in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve recognition by the EarthCheck Community Standard. At the time of the 2013 census, the permanent resident population was 1,971, a 9.3% decrease since the 2006 census. The town is the governmental seat of the territorial authority of the Kaikoura District, which is politically a part of the Canterbury Region. The District has a land area of 2,046.41 km sq (790.12 sq mi) and a 2013 census population of 3,552 inhabitants.
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Things to do in and around Picton

  • Approaching Picton
  • picton
  • Stitchbird
  • Carmarthenshire Museum
  • Edwin Fox
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
   
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Picton

New Zealand, Marlborough region

BeachesNatureSmall townsNight lifeFood1 nightSun. Nov 24 - Mon. Nov 25

A major transportation hub, Picton offers ferry access to New Zealand's North Island.

Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town is the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.
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Things to do in and around Whanganui

  • Wanganui
  • Fountain, Virginia Lake, Whangaui
  • Whanganui river
  • Organ
  • Wanganui , Durie Hill lift
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Canoeist - Wanganui Journey
  • Climbing the stairway
  • Whangaui and River from Durie Hill
  • Whangaui and River from Durie Hill
  • Knoll Ridge Cafe
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Gollum's Pool
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
   
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Whanganui

New Zealand, Manawatu-Wanganui region

2 nightsMon. Nov 25 - Wed. Nov 27

A quiet city offering a selection of Maori landmarks, watersports opportunities, nice museums, and lots of outdoorsy fun.

Whanganui, also spelt Wanganui, is a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The Whanganui River, New Zealand's longest navigable waterway, runs from Mount Tongariro to the sea. Wanganui has a strong cultural and recreational focus. Queen's Park (Pukenamu) in the central township has several cultural institutions including the Sarjeant Gallery, the Whanganui Regional Museum, and many more. Wanganui is home to artists who work in a range of media, including glass work, ceramics, performers, and others.
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Things to do in and around Stratford

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Canoeist - Wanganui Journey
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Egmont National Park
  • Mount Taranaki
  • Sugar Loaf Rock
  • Camping on the Bridge to Nowhere, Whanganui National Park, New Zealand
   
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Stratford

New Zealand

2 nightsWed. Nov 27 - Fri. Nov 29

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Waitomo Caves

  • Waitomo Cave
  • Waitomo Caves Hotel
  • Huka Falls 7
  • The Aranui limestone cave
  • Conifer leaf
  • Blue Damselfly – Kekewai
  • DSC00022
  • Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)
   
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Waitomo Caves

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActive2 nightsFri. Nov 29 - Sun. Dec 01

A web of popular limestone caves, offering a range of tours from easy to extreme, famed for its glow-worm colonies and stalactites.

The Waitomo Caves is a village and solutional cave system forming a major tourist attraction in the northern King Country region of the North Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. The community of Waitomo Caves itself is very small, though the village has many temporary service workers living there as well. The word Waitomo comes from the Māori language wai meaning water and tomo meaning a doline or sinkhole; it can thus be translated to be water passing through a hole. The caves are formed in Oligocene limestone.
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