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    Underground Adventure

    "Lost World" is just one of Waitomo's amazing caving adventures. Abseil (rappel) into a magical underground world for the experience of a life time

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    Black Water Rafting

    Float in inner tubes along underground streams, glide through glowworm caverns, climb up waterfalls... Black Water Rafting is an experience you will never forget

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    Otorohanga is NZ's official "Kiwiana Town" just 15 minutes north of Waitomo. Check out the "Ed Hillary Walkway" of Kiwiana displays in the main street. The iconic Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is worth visiting too!

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    Natural beauty

    Visit the spectacular Mangapohue Natural Bridge near Waitomo

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    Waitomo is famous for its glowworm caves. Many have stunning displays of Arachnocampa luminosa (native NZ glowworms) living on cave walls, ceilings, and stalactites. (Their clear blue/green light is called "bioluminescence")

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    Walking Trails

    Follow the loop track at Waitomo's Ruakuri Scenic Reserve - it's one of New Zealand's best short walks by day or night! (Take a flashlight in the evening & see glowworms clustered on the rock faces)

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    Natural beauty

    View the 35-metre high Marokopa Falls, 30 minutes west of Waitomo

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    West Coast Beaches

    Drive west from Waitomo or Otorohanga to beautiful, unspoilt West Coast iron sand beaches at Kawhia, Marokopa & Kiritehere

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