Waitomo Walking and Hiking Trails

The Waitomo landscape is also stunning above ground. If you enjoy walking in the great outdoors, you won’t be disappointed. There are a number of rural and bush tracks to follow while staying with us at Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park. Some fantastic natural wonders can be found close by.

You can explore the Ruakuri walkway, just 3.5 km from our Waitomo holiday park. There is a well-constructed track which passes through rain forest and limestone landscape with exceptional views of the Ruakuri Natural Tunnel. You can also visit at night and enjoy a close up view of the famous Waitomo Glowworms. And if you really want to stretch your legs, you can walk to the Ruakuri Reserve via the Waitomo Walkway, a 3.5 km trail that starts right next to the Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park and traverses through some native New Zealand bush and across farmland with some amazing limestone scenery along the way.

Near the Village there are also the Waitomo Scenic Lookout walk, which starts in the same place as the Waitomo Walkway and takes about 20 minutes for lovely views across the village and surrounding countryside, and the Opapaka Pa Track, whivh is a 10 minute walk up the road from the park brings you to the start of the Opapaka Pa Track, which is an hour round trip up a hill to see the old pa site. Go to the pa track at night and 5 minutes up the path is a display of glowworms on the gorge wall.

Further afield, you can visit the Mangapohue Natural Bridge, situated 26 km from our Waitomo holiday park. The track follows Mangapohue stream to a double limestone arch, formerly part of a cave system. You can see ancient oyster fossils in limestone outcrops. It's a short but amazing walk. While you're there you can visit the Marakopa Falls, a 5 min drive past the Natural bridge,

If you enjoy full-on tramping, try the Dundle Hill Walk! This is a two day walk (27 km) through lush native bush. You'll see amazing and unique limestone formations, caves, forestry and farmland.

Many of the walks are even more spectacular at night. At our Waitomo motel and holiday park accommodation, we can show you the spots and provide torches for free!

If your interested in Waitomo's amazing Glow worm caves - click here!
Or for great Waitomo Cave adventure activities - click here!

Take your time exploring the Waitomo area and stay with us at Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park- for comfortable budget accommodation.