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Lost World Tour (4 hours)

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

Slowly abseil (rappel) 100 metres into the ‘Lost World’ cavern, secured to your guide alongside. The  descent takes around 20 minutes of the 4-hour adventure.

You abseil slowly alongside your instructor with a backup safety tether.

Lost World Epic All Day Adventure (7 hours)

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

The Ultimate Adventure: a 100-metre abseil into the surreal Lost World cavern, followed by lunch underground. Then it’s upstream – walking, swimming and climbing through cathedral-size vaults with waterfalls, ancient whalebones and oyster fossils, plus magnificent glow worms.

St Benedict’s Caverns

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

St Benedict’s includes 2 abseils and a spectacular underground flying fox. It’s often regarded  as NZ’s prettiest cave. A relatively gentle and dry trip, not too cold or wet, with lots of activity and fun.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

Cave tubing or Black Water Rafting is a uniquely New Zealand experience. It involves the use of an inflated rubber inner tube to weave, jump and gently float your way through the Ruakuri Cave.

Waitomo Troll Cave

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A fun and challenging underground adventure for parents & kids. Participants use  stealth, cunning and survival instincts to navigate Tom’s Troll Cave and complete their mission.  The mission begins with a full briefing in the “Ready Room.” Then you’re on your own, as you take an elevator ride down into the bowels of the earth.

At a relaxed pace

Kamahi farm walks

> View our farm walking trails here

(Free attraction)

Put on comfortable shoes and choose one of the walking trails across our beautiful hilltop farm.

Kamahi gardens

> View our garden in the photo gallery

(Free attraction)

We have 3 acres of landscaped garden with panoramic views, BBQ facilities and lots of space for children to run and play.

Kamahi Farm tour

($50 per tour – subject to Evan’s availability)

Take a scenic farm tour and drive through our family farm with Evan as your guide. August to October are the months for new-born lambs.

Waipa Trout fishing

> Comprehensive information about Waipa River trout fishing

(Fishing season is October to June)

We can advise you about great spots for trout fishing in our local Waipa River.

Otorohanga Kiwi House

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(15 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

It’s the best place to see kiwi!  And it has NZ’s largest collection of native birds and reptiles. There are daily keeper talks and feeding displays  including kiwi, kea & kaka, kakariki and long fin eels.

Otorohanga

Otorohanga town

(15 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

New Zealand’s official Kiwiana Town “(often called ‘Oto’ by locals) is a friendly, easy-going farming community and the perfect example of the Kiwi icon that is the one street town. Decorated with murals and displays of other Kiwiana, including the All Blacks, sheep, Maori carvings, gumboots, Anchor butter and pavlova.” (Lonely Planet 2006). Great shopping, food and freshly roasted coffees at the Origin Coffee Company in the restored Railway Station.

Otorohanga Ed Hillary Walkway

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(15 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

(Free attraction)

A  Kiwiana arcade displaying NZ’s popular culture, history, heroes and icons. It’s a great free attraction  in Otorohanga’s main street.

Waitomo Golf & Country Club

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(20 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

The Waitomo Golf Course (par 72) off State Highway 3 welcomes visitors. To check availability phone: 07 873 7978.

Ruakuri Cave (Waitomo)

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

Ruakuri is New Zealand’s longest underground guided walking tour. You enter the unique ‘Drum Entrance’ and descend  a breathtaking spiral walkway on a 1.6 kilometre  tour.

Ruakuri Scenic Reserve walk (Waitomo)

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(35 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

(Free attraction)

Spellbound Glowworm Cave (Waitomo)

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

A 3-hour tour of 2 caves: the glowworm paradise of the Spellbound Cave (Mangawhitikau) plus Te Ana o te Atua (the Cave of the Spirit). Includes a boat ride under a cave ceiling studded with glowworms. Safe, friendly, informative and suitable for all ages.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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(30 minute drive from Kamahi Cottage)

This is Waitomo’s original, world famous glow worm cave. It’s a 45-minute guided walk through  stunning underground scenery and ends with a boat trip through the spectacular Glow worm Grotto.

Mangapohue Natural Bridge (Waitomo)

(1 hour drive from Kamahi Cottage)

(Free attraction)

A beautiful walk 24 kilometres past Waitomo Caves Village on State Highway 37. The 17-metre high limestone arch  spans the Mangapohue Stream and is all that remains of an ancient cave system.

Piripiri Cave (Waitomo)

(1 hour drive from Kamahi Cottage)

(Free attraction)

4 kilometres past the Mangapohue Natural Bridge off State Highway 37. The cave is not operated commercially, so you will need a torch and good boots, as the cave floor is slippery.

Marokopa Falls (Waitomo)

(1 hour drive from Kamahi Cottage)

(Free attraction)

The Marokopa Falls are among the most beautiful in NZ. It’s  a 20-minute return walk to the 36-metre waterfall from State Highway 37.  Don’t forget your camera!

Kawhia and Aotea

On the beautiful West Coast

(1 hour drive from Kamahi Cottage via State Highway 31 from Otorohanga)

(Free attraction)

Take the scenic winding road over the hills to the Kawhia & Aotea harbours. You’ll find stunning, black iron-sand beaches, fishing, boat trips and the amazing Hot Water Beach (Te Puia Hot Springs) near Kawhia. Go to Ocean Beach at low tide and dig your own hot pool!

Waitomo Day Spa, Indulgent Treatments & Floatation

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Experience relaxing flotation therapy in ‘Dream pods’.  These have spacious interiors, gentle music and soft lighting. It’s serene, luxurious and peaceful.

Professionally trained staff also offer luxury massage, face and body treatments in stylish rooms with private courtyards.

Book online today and look forward to a relaxing stay with us