New Plymouth & Waitomo

New Plymouth & Waitomo Caves

When travelling with us from Wellington to Auckland it takes two days and there are alot of miles to cover. What makes this journey of your tour special is our fantastic overnight location in New Plymouth and the unique natural wonders of the Waitomo Caves. For those travelling through this region here's a taste of what you will experience.

About the Taranaki region:

Taranaki, on the North Island's West Coast, is on a peninsula that juts into the Tasman Sea and is half way between Auckland and Wellington. The most striking natural feature of Taranaki is the near-perfect volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki that dominates the whole region. From mountain trails, you can see spectacular views of Egmont National Park spread out below and lush green dairy pastures that stretch as far as the eye can see.

New Plymouth and surrounding districts are known for their glorious parks and gardens, particularly the dazzling array of rhododendrons and azaleas on display in spring. Many of the area's magnificent private gardens are open for public viewing year round. There is a choice of walking tracks on Mt Taranaki.

The sunsets you'll experience from our beach side camp are some of the best in the country!

Optional activities:

  • Black water rafting, caving and tubing
  • Glow-worm tour

Walk options:

A farmland walk or a great cave walk through the glow-worm caves

Cycle options: