Many of our trips pass through the Waitomo region and enjoy some unique natural wonders. For those joining a tour passing through Waitomo here's a taste of what you will be up to.

About the Waitomo area:

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.

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: