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King Country

King Country is a land where stories, myths and legends abound, it's matched only by landscapes you've never seen before. It's a land of contrasts with each scene a beauty of its own. You are never far from the sea in New Zealand, and the wild rugged coasts of King Country give us beauty in many different forms, from majestic white cliffs with foaming water at their feet, to beautiful sandy beaches and peaceful bays. The formidable Mokau river makes a natural barrier between King Country and Taranaki and remnants of once huge forests which covered most of the region, still house countless birds, native tree's and ferns to delight both ear & eye. .

The King Country has much to offer the North Island Traveler. Only two hours from Auckland with so many activities to take advantage of. Most Notable is the world famous Waitomo Caves. Also in close vicinity is woodland park which has a daily kiwi cultural shows and offers New Zealand's only Airplane Hotel.

Waitomo Caves

The Waitomo Caves are one of New Zealand's top 10 tourist attractions. The caves are filled with magnificent limestone chambers and galleries. The Caves are nestled in the picturesque heart of the King Country.

Underground rivers and bizarre formations of stalagmites and stalactites form huge columns. An underground boat takes you through a breathtaking glow worm grotto. The Lost World Cave (the deepest commercial abseil in New Zealand) 100 metres of free hanging abseiling - one of the most amazing adventures in New Zealand.

Waitomo means the place where wai (water) disappears into a tomo (hole in the ground). Several of the hundreds of limestone caves in the district are sites for adventure activities, including abseiling into caverns, floating through on inner tubes, or guided walks or boat trips through spectacular formations or glow-worm caves.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand For more than 100 years the Glowworm Cave of Waitomo has attracted millions of people from all over the world. A small glowing insect no bigger than an average mosquito has fascinated and intrigued people from all walks of life. In an average year, 400,000 people travel to Waitomo to experience the trip of a lifetime. Well laid out scenic tracks through beautiful native bush surround the Caves, offer pleasant walks of varying distances.

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