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 Kiwi: Caving: Glowworms: Bush Walks: Water Falls: Ziplining: Golfing: Shopping: Kiwiana:  Adventure:


Walking distance from your Otorohanga Accommodation

Kiwi House Native Bird Park

Engaging, educational & fun. New Zealand’s most personal Wildlife experience.  See Kiwi, New Zealand's native bird.  

Otorohanga Kiwi House

Sir Edmund Hillary Walkway

In the centre of Otorohanga, the Sir Edmund Hillary Walkway is a must see.

Embrace and celebrate popular Kiwi culture (Kiwiana) – Otorohanga is known as the Kiwiana Town of New Zealand.

Kiwiana Town

Jim Barker Memorial Playground

Named after transport industry legend and proud Otorohanga local – Jim Barker.

Walking distance from your accommodation through the neighbouring Lake Huiputea. The design caters for all ages and abilities. 

Shopping in Otorohanga

Enjoy a variety of shops in Otorohanga.

Visit the Knickknack shop, the world famous iconic Haddads Menswear store, or try your luck at the Lotto shop. These and many more can be found in Otorohanga.

Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaways

The variety of food options in Otorohanga will please any palette.

Otorohanga Kiwiana Leisure Park

18 hole mini golf and batting cage.

Otorohanga Kiwiana Leisure Park

Waitomo E Bikes

Unleash your sense of adventure and immerse yourself in the untouched wonder of the King Country.

Waitomo E Bikes


Only 20 minutes Southwest of Otorohanga, you will find the Village of Waitomo. Home of Caves, Glowworms, Bush walks & Waterfalls.

Down to Earth Eco Cave Tours

Explore a World of Glow Worms with a Private Cave Tour on a Family Farm. Don’t forget your camera.

Down to Earth

Are you ready to be Spellbound?

New Zealand’s brightest glowworm cave experience.

Family owned business with 35 years’ experience to give you the adventure of a life time. Don’t forget your camera. 


Waitomo Glowworm Cave

Discover your moment of magic.

Take a boat ride through the glowworm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms and become part of over 130yrs of cultural and natural history.

Discover Waitomo

Ruakuri Cave

Journey down the spectacular manmade spiral entrance, marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations, see glowworms while listening to the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls. 

Discover Waitomo

Piripiri Cave

A small dry cave, approximately 30 minutes from Waitomo Village.

Take plenty of torches and watch out for cave weta.

FREE, no bookings required.

Ruakuri Bushwalk

A 45 minute spectacular loop walk through native forest. See Glowworms at night.

Be sure to take a torch. 4km from Waitomo Village on Tumutumu Road.

Marokopa Falls

Only a 10 minute walk to view this spectacular 40 metre waterfall. Only 30 minutes from Waitomo Village.


You can’t go past Waitomo Village to experience some amazing adventure.

Waitomo Adventures

Experience the Lost World, Explore the Magic of Blackwater Rafting, Zipline beneath a sky of glowworms, or search for a “Troll in a Cave” – The options are immense.

Waitomo Adventures

Zipline through the Waitomo Bush

New Zealand’s most action packed guided zipline adventure.

Contact directly for a school group discount. Minimum age is 7yrs.

Waitomo Caves Ziplines

Museums in Otorohanga and Waitomo Caves Village

Both museums are worth the visit.

Two very different museums with lots to learn and experience.

Otorohanga Museum
Waitomo Caves Museum

Time to relax

Experience floatation therapy, as well as luxury massage, face and body treatments.

All located at Waitomo Adventures Day Spa.

Waitomo Day Spa

Golfing Enthusiasts

Waitomo Golf Course is a challenging 18-hole championship golf course.

Located just 10 minutes from Otorohanga Kiwi Holiday Park.

Waitomo Golf Club

Great activities to see and do

Within an hour from Otorohanga Kiwi Holiday Park

Hobbiton Movie Set

Step into the enchanting village of Hobbiton Movie Set.

Journey through the unequivocal beauty of the farmland, as you are escorted around the Movie Set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.

Hobbiton Tours

Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”

All tours are fully guided. 

Hairy Feet Waitomo

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Flora and fauna which makes NZ unique. 

Opportunities for all ages to grasp a deep understanding of conservation in New Zealand. 

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Grassroots Trust Velodrome

World class facility. From beginners to New Zealand’s medal winning track cyclists.


Karapiro Rowing Incorporated

Internationally renowned course and regatta facilities at Lake Karapiro.

Karapiro Rowing

Zealong Tea

Embark on a captivating Zealong Tea Tour that combines sensory experiences, education, and cultural immersion.


Hamilton Gardens

Telling the story of gardens. Rather than focusing on plant collections, Hamilton Gardens' emphasis is on different types of garden design.

Hamilton Gardens

CAMJET Jet Boat Tours

Experience the Mighty Waikato River with Jet Boat New Zealand, CAMJET Cambridge. Tours depart from Riverside Park, Dominion Ave, Cambridge. 


Kawhia Beach

Enjoy a day at the beach. Dig your hot pool at low tide at Ocean Beach. Wonder along the Black Sands at Aotea Beach or try your luck fishing of the Kawhia Wharf.

Fishing Charters in Kawhia

Check our Events Page for Events happening in the King Country/Waikato Areas.

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