Everything from 5-Star lodging to camping. Waitomo Caves and surrounds has it all.

Kamahi Cottage

Kamahi Cottage is a private, romantic, country cottage and NZ's only 5-Star farm stay. It's 30 minutes from the Waitomo Caves and 15 minutes from Otorohanga (the closest town to Waitomo).

The self-contained Bed & Breakfast is ideal for a romantic getaway, a honeymoon stay or just a stress-free break. It has panoramic views and is surrounded by a lovely country garden.


  • Gourmet breakfasts are included in the rates. We offer a continental selection, plus a large range of cooked options. Breakfast can be delivered to the cottage or served in the main house at any time that suits guests.
  • Stylish downstairs lounge & dining area with sound system, CD collection, TV/DVD, reading material & complimentary mini bar.
  • Fully equipped kitchenette for any extra self-catering you might like to do.
  • Upstairs bedroom with queen-size bed, pure cotton linens, top quality furnishings and stunning views.
  • Spacious, modern bathroom with robes, slippers, hair dryer, exclusive complimentary toiletries & heated towel rail.
  • Luxury sofa-sleeper downstairs that converts to a comfortable queen bed for 2 extra guests (children are welcome).
  • Fresh flowers, coffee & tea assortments, home baking, port & schnapps are always provided.
  • Private dinners are available by prior arrangement (wide range of menu options - extra costs apply).
  • Hammock chairs on the veranda for relaxing and enjoying the panoramic views.

Phone 07 873 0849

229 Barber Road, Otorohanga

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Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park

Great facilities:

  • Communal facilities block
  • Large deck with BBQ area
  • Automated laundry with dryers & ironing facilities
  • Family/access facilities
  • Cardphone/internet kiosk
  • Playground with trampolines
  • Swimming/hot tub complex
  • Free advice & booking service. 

Park motels: quality units with cooking facilities, bathroom, TV, linen and towels supplied, sleep 2-8. 

Self-contained units: quality units with cooking facilities, bathroom, TV, supply own linen. 

Standard cabins: double & single beds, sink and heater. Guests supply own bedding and towels (can be hired). Shared toilets, showers and kitchen. 

Budget beds: single backpacker bed in shared room, guests supply own linen and towels (can be hired). Shared toilets, showers, kitchen. 

Campervan & caravan sites: Weather pads, barbecue tables and shade umbrellas on all sites. Shared toilets, showers and kitchen. 

Tent sites: Casual tenting in a tree shaded area. Shared showers, toilets and kitchen.

Phone 07 878 7639

Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo

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Waitomo Lodge Motel

Not just the newest motel in the Waitomo District, but possibly the best.

All units have super-king sized beds, quality fittings, flat screen TVs and black out blinds. There are a few little touches the owners insisted on, such as all wool insulation, instant hot water, sound proofed windows and chemical free cleaning systems.

A feature of Te Kuiti, which will appeal to the visitor, is its central location relative to other national tourist icons. Waitomo Caves is one of the most outstanding tourist destinations and is 15 minutes easy drive north of the Waitomo Lodge.

Other tourist attractions are:

  • Rotorua - 2 hours
  • Lake Taupo - 1.5 hours
  • Ruapehu Mountain - 2.5 hours
  • New Plymouth - Mt Taranaki - 2.5 hours
  • Hamilton - 1 hour 

Make Te Kuiti your base when exploring the central and western North Island of New Zealand.

Stay with us and we promise you won't be disappointed!

Phone 07 878 0003

64 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti

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Otorohanga Holiday Park

Otorohanga Holiday Park has a range of accommodation options from fully self-contained units, basic cabins and camp sites to large bus and campervan sites with easy access.

Our private shower & toilet rooms are unique with free hot, high pressure showers for campers. The indoor/outdoor dining room with free BBQ is ideal for shaded outdoor dining. We also provide a TV lounge, Sky TV, Wireless internet, a children’s playground and trampolines.

Make use of Otorohanga‘s  fully equipped Fitness Centre with a range of cardio equipment, machine weights and plate loaded benches all located on site at Otorohanga Holiday Park.

It’s walking distance to Otorohanga’s shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Stroll to the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park to see native Kiwi birds and many other New Zealand birds and reptiles.

You'll find our accommodation just 15 minutes from the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Black Water Rafting and adventure caving; 45 minutes south of Hamilton City or a 50-minute drive to Kawhia beach.

Otorohanga Holiday Park is also pet-friendly (rules for owners apply). Free parking is available with additional parking spaces for trailers and extra vehicles.

Your friendly hosts are happy to help with any questions you may have about our camping ground and the Waitomo and Otorohanga areas.

Phone 07 873 7253

12 Huiputea Drive, Otorohanga

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Kiwi Paka Waitomo

Kiwi Paka Waitomo, in the heart of Waitomo Caves Village, is a 2 minute walk from the glowworm caves. The lodge is in a lovely 3-acre setting overlooking hills and native bush. Accommodation is modern - a combination of clean and spacious quad, triple, twin and double rooms, all with shared bathrooms.

Our 3+ Star Qualmark-rated Backpacker Lodge & Chalets are situated in the heart of Waitomo only a few minutes’ walk from the World famous Glowworm Caves and other attractions.

There are no bunks in our rooms and all bed linen is supplied. We have 24-hour internet and WIFI available through the Global Gossip network. The communal kitchen provides everything you require for cooking; all you need to bring is your food.

A television and games room is always open for your enjoyment. This area opens onto a large deck and garden.

The on-site Morepork Cafe is famous for fantastic pizzas and A La Carte menu. A north facing deck takes full advantage of the sun - a perfect place to have lunch or enjoy a drink with your meal.

Phone 07 878 3395

Hotel Access Road, Waitomo Caves

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Juno Hall

Juno Hall Backpackers

We offer: 

  • Double/twin rooms - own ensuites
  • Dorm rooms - communal bathrooms
  • Tent & Campervan sites - with power available on site
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Cosy log fires
  • TV & video
  • Free linen
  • Large swimming pool
  • Relaxing area
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball
  • Trampoline
  • Food & laundry available
  • Email & fax facilities

We can also book all Waitomo's famous adventures... Caving, Black Water Rafting, Horse Trekking, Bush Walks, Farm Tours, Abseiling & Eco Adventures.

Go for Hunting trips - hunt deer, goat, wild pig, possum, rabbit, turkey & duck. Fish (sea or river) by arrangement on private farmland with the owner, all fire arms and equipment supplied. Trophy stags available.

Phone 07 878 7649

600 Waitomo Caves Road

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Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge

Located in the centre of Waitomo Caves Village, next to Waitomo General Store and cafe, opposite award winning Huhu Cafe and within easy walking distance of the i-Site/Discovery Centre, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, adventure caving activities and the pizzeria.

8 ensuite studio units in a beautiful, peaceful, garden setting, with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

Each unit has a separate entrance, ensuite bathroom, TV, tea and coffee facilities, hairdriers. Free Wi-Fi and laptop computer available. Guest barbeque, fridge, microwave and laundry facilities for guests.

Expect a warm welcome from Colin, Janet and Gypsy, the family dog. Having travelled widely in New Zealand, Colin and Janet can advise you knowledgeably on your itinerary.

Tarriff (includes a large continental breakfast):

  • Double: $110-$140
  • Extra adult: $25
  • Children: (3-15 years) $15
  • Single: $90

No children under 3 years please.

Phone 07 878 7641

7 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves

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Rangimarie Bush Retreat

"Tawa Lodge" and "Totara Cabin" are set in 30 acres - 15 acres of native bush with walkways to enjoy the magic of New Zealand's native flora and fauna and 15 acres of farmland with cattle, sheep, hens, ducks, a horse and Maggie, the Huntaway dog. 

"Pooh's House" in a native Puriri tree, has enchanted many visitors, plus many other quirky attractions at Rangimarie. 

A bush bath enclosed on 3 sides overlooks the river and is a magical experience on a moonlight night. A large pizza oven is available for guest use and we can provide all the ingredients for you to cook your own pizzas. If you wish, a more formal dinner can be provided by prior arrangement, served on your private deck or with your hosts. Picnic lunches can also be provided, so you can wander off for the day to explore the countryside at your leisure. 

"Rangimarie" is the Maori word for peaceful place and that is the essence of this little slice of New Zealand, a place to relax and enjoy the sounds of river and birds.

Phone 07 871 9533

2350 Kawhia Road, Te Awamutu

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Caves Motor Inn

At the gate way to the famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves & tourist adventure activities, Caves Motor Inn is situated between Otorohanga (8km) and Te Kuiti (10km) and just south of the turn to the Waitomo Caves.

We have:

  • 16 spacious ground floor studio units (sleep 2-3)
  • 2 bedroom, self-contained family units (sleep up to 6)
  • Budget/backpacker rooms for the economy traveler

(All rooms are serviced daily)


  • Single  from $37–$115
  • Double from $85–$125, extra person $15
  • Family rooms from $140–$170

A la carte dining is available in our restaurant Monday to Saturday from 6.00pm (closed on public holidays).

We also specialise in catering for weddings and a variety of other types of functions.  Give our team a call and discuss your special occasion with them.

Phone 07 873 8109

728 State Highway 3, Waitomo

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Redwood Lodge

Recently renovated to a very high standard, Redwood Lodge is located in the heart of the countryside and offers peace, tranquility and affordable luxury, only 10 minutes from the Waitomo Caves and Otorohanga. 

Spacious en-suite double rooms with either King or Queen beds, efficient heating and air conditioning. 

There are 12 acres of wonderful grounds, an in-ground pool, spa pool and sauna for guest relaxation and delight. There is also a separate guest lounge featuring a log fire, pool table, TV, many books and a wide selection of popular videos. 

A delicious and filling breakfast with a choice of continental or full English options, together with lovely homemade preserves, is standard. A home-cooked 3-course evening meal can be provided by arrangement. Your hosts, Donovan & Julie, are young, hospitable and enthusiastic. Julie is a professional chef.

Phone 07 873 6685

222 Puketawai Road, Otorohanga

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Somersal B&B / Wedding Venue

Somersal is an idyllic Bed & Breakfast /Wedding Venue on the banks of the Waipa River in Pirongia, Waikato - 30 minutes north of the Waitomo Caves, 20 minutes from Hamilton and 10 minutes from Te Awamutu. Stay in farm-style comfort and wake to a specially prepared breakfast and the song of native birds.

As well as offering a relaxing and secluded country experience, Somersal is centrally situated and ideal as a base for a large range of 1-day and longer trips. Within 1hr 30mins drive are 3 of New Zealand's most sought after tourist destinations, and many other fantastic destinations lie just as close.

Somersal has 4 queen bedrooms available (sleeps up to 10) with views out onto the garden or towards the mountain. The Master Queen & Deluxe Queen bedrooms have ensuites, while the other 2 Queen bedrooms share a bathroom with separate shower and toilet.

In the morning you'll wake to your choice of a tasty cooked or continental breakfast, and you can arrange for other meals as well. The house has a sunny lounge, separate TV room, complimentary WiFi, Sky TV in the living area, ironing and clothes washing & drying facilities, and 2 shared bathrooms with separate showers and toilets.

Whether you're looking for a base from which to explore the surrounding area, a venue for a wedding or garden party, somewhere to rest after a hard day’s skiing at Mt Ruapehu, or a quiet weekend getaway to unwind, Somersal is an unforgettable place that will feel like home by the time you depart.

Phone 07 871 9199

1724 McClure Street, Pirongia

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Abseil Inn Bed & Breakfast

Romance, relaxation, comfort and tranquility all await you at the Abseil Inn.

Each of our four individually themed ensuite rooms is designed for your enjoyment. From the Farm Room with its traditional quilts and spectacular views over the Waitomo Valley, the Bush Room with its magnificent canopy and hidden imps (a favourite with honeymooners), the Cave Room with its hairy coverings on a black iron and brass bed, to the Swamp Room with its bath built for two and its four poster canopy, each room has its unique appeal.

Take time to enjoy our legendary breakfasts of local produce, and then a short walk to your Waitomo caving adventure. Chill out and watch the sun set from the deck, a bottle of premium NZ wine at hand while gazing down on the Waitomo Caves village and at the surrounding hills, bush forest and fields.

To gain the view the driveway is steep. Like everything else at the Abseil, it is to be approached with enthusiasm.

Phone 07 878 7815

709 Waitomo Caves Road

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Blue Chook Inn

Phone 07 871 0778

136 Jervois Street, Kawhia

Glowworm Motels

Phone 07 873 8882

RD 7, Otorohanga

Carmel Farm Stay

Phone 07 877 8130

Main Road, Piopio

Marokopa Camp Ground

Phone 07 876 7444

Rauparaha Street, Marokopa

Otorohanga Country Lodge

Phone 07 873 9199

92 Kawhia Road, Otorohanga

Kawhia Beachside S-Cape & Kawhia Harbourview Cottages

Phone 07 871 0727

225 Pouewe Street, Kawhia

Tomo Potz B&B

Phone 07 878 6600

1508 State Highway 3, Te Kuiti

Te Tiro Accommodation

Phone 07 878 6328

970 Waitomo Caves Road

Kawhia Motel

Phone 07 871 0865

31 Tainui Street, Kawhia

Taumata Moana Farmstay

Phone 07 876 7422

767 Taumatatotara West Road, Te Kuiti

Kawhia Camping Grounds

Phone 07 871 0863

73 Moke Street, Kawhia

Waitomo Big Bird B&B

Phone 07 873 7459

Waitomo Caves Road

Te Wharu Bay B&B

Phone 07 871 0795

State Highway 31, Kawhia

Panorama Motor Inn

Phone 07 878 8051

59 Awakino Road, Te Kuiti

Churstain B&B

Phone 07 878 8191

129 Gadsby Road, Te Kuiti

Rap, Raft 'n Rock

Phone 07 873 9149

95 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo

Waitomo Golf Stays B&B

Phone 07 873 9190

54 Golf Road, Otorohanga

Motel Te Kuiti

Phone 07 878 3448

cnr Carroll & King Streets, Te Kuiti

Forest View Motor Camp

Phone 07 871 0858

232 Waiwera Street, Kawhia

Waitomo Caves Hotel

Phone 07 878 8204

RD 7, Otorohanga

Waitui Farmstay

Phone 07 877 8246

Mairoa Road, RD 1, Piopio

Casara Mesa Backpackers

Phone 07 878 6697

Mangarino Road, Te Kuiti

Amblecote Homestay

Phone 07 871 0508

13 Braine Road, Oparau

Woodlyn Park

Phone 07 878 6666

1177 Waitomo Valley Road, Otorohanga

Otorohanga & Waitomo Motel

Phone 07 873 8289

59 Main North Road, Otorohanga

Meadowland B&B Farmstay

Phone 07 873 7729

746 State Highway 31, Otorohanga

Palm Court Motel

Phone 07 873 7122

182 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga