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North Island's West Coast Travel Guide


A short drive from the main highway, Waitomo is a small but busy rural village catering to tourists visiting the region's famous cave systems. The town has a small but good selection of cafés, a tavern, and, to explore the caves, some 20 different tour options ranging from gentle walking on well-lighted pathways to rappelling, tubing, and climbing underground waterfalls. Aboveground,

the surrounding hills are a mix of native bush and verdant farmland, and everything in the small village is within walking distance.

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