Day Trips

From Waitomo Lodge in Te Kuiti there are many easy day trips you can do in your car. 


We recommend the Ring Routes listed at left. Choose any of them for descriptions and booking information. Boxed lunches can be arranged if required at $10.00 per person, drink extra.  We have listed interesting sights located on the Ring Routes at the bottom of this page.

Easy Walks

For an early morning or after dinner stroll visit Brook Park – across the road – behind Bosco.  A section of Brook Park is devoted to conifers. The Barry Blackman collection is reputedly the largest in New Zealand and has been recently re-located to Brook Park.

Tourist Attractions

  • Waitomo Caves
  • Ruakuri Cave       
  • Spellbound Tours - click here to open Spellbound website   
  • Black Water Rafting      
  • Otorohanga Kiwi House

See Reception for Booking Details 

Some interesting sights include; Kawhia, Kinohaku, Natural Bride (Mangapohue) Marakopa Falls, HUHU Cafe, Oparau, Waitomo Golf Course, King Country, New Zealand Icons, Otorohanga Kiwi House, Pirongia, Te Kauri Lodge, Natural History Museum, Te Waitere, Hot Pools, Limestone Enscarpments, Te Anga, Tawarau Gorge, Haggas Lookout, Mokau, Mokau River Cruise MV Glen Royal, Awakino, Home of All Black Pinetree Meads, Mokau River, Mt Pureora, PioPio, Awakino Gorge, Whitebaiting, Mokau Museum, Waikawau, Kiritehere, Tawerau Gorge, King Country, Taumarunui, Southern King Country, Jet Boats, Wanganui River, Lavender Farm, Otonui Landing, Ongarure, Old Native Timber Mill, Sheep and Beef Country, Waterfall Hill, Madonna Falls, Birthplace of King Tawhiao, Omaru Falls, Mapiu, Ruapehu District, Podocarp Forest, Matai, Rimu, Pioneer Museum, Ongarure River, Main Trunk Railway, Puketutu, Kopaki, Mangapehi, Waimiha, Early Settlers, Mapiu, Mokauiti, Aria, Poro-ta-rau Rail Tunnel.


Coming Events

Craft Market

4th Sunday of each Month

Book a Boat Cruise

Available for bookings

Railway Heritage House

Open every day mid-am to mid-pm

The Timber Trail - Pureora to Ongarue

Now Open

Community Diary

Regular Community Activities