Das Hotel allgemein
Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge is situated on a hillside just as you come in to Waitomo Caves Village. The guest lodge is surrounded by gardens with numerous shrubs, trees and flowers. These attract lots of bird life, including native birds, tuis, bellbirds, fantails, swallows, kingfishers and native pigeons, among others, visiting the garden at different times of the year.
Because the guest lodge is on a hillside there are lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The buildings face towards the Waitomo river valley with native forest on the slopes behind.
There is a drive up to the garage where you can load/unload your luggage. Off-street parking is available in the parking area at the bottom of the drive.
Next door to Waitomo Caves Guest Lodge is the Waitomo General Store, with an all day cafe. Across the road is the award-winning Huhu Restaurant If you stroll just a hundred metres along the path, there is the Waitomo i-SITE Visitor and Discovery Centre, which used to be called the Museum of Caves. Then walk around the corner and you'll find The 'Tomo' Bar & Eatery, the local pub. Behind Tomo is the Morepork cafe and pizzeria. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are about 750 metres along the path.
To find out about the many adventure and non-adventure cave trips, please ask Lyn or Richy
Please check with Lynette and Richard ahead of time to see if any discount vouchers are available for any particular trip you wish to make. They can provide information, recommendations and brochures on other places that you may want to visit either close by or further afield. Free WiFi is available in all rooms other than room 6, and in all other areas of the lodge. Free continental breakfast is included in the accomodation price and consists of cereals, tinned fruit, yoghurt, fresh fruit, croissant, toast and a selection of jams and spreads. Tea and coffee also provided.
Die Lage des Hotels
Located in the Village of Waitomo Caves, oposite the award-winning restaurant - The Huhu.
Very handy to the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and a number of other caves which offer tours to suit all abilities and can include abseiling, black water rafting for the more adventurous.
8km from State Highway 3, then 15 minutes to the nearest towns of Otorohanga or Te Kuiti.
Hamilton City is only 1.25 hours away and is the closest city to Waitomo Caves.
Zimmer / Unterbringung im Hotel
This is a family-run lodge and each room has a homely feel and is warm, clean and inviting.
We have 8 rooms to offer, some of which have great views of the local countryside. We can cater for single, couples or families.
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Gastronomie im Hotel
Free continental breakfast provided to each guest in the dining room.
Sport und Unterhaltung
There is not a lot of night life in Waitomo, however The "Tomo' Bar & Eatery is a cosy place to enjoy a couple of drinks, lovely food and good music and sport tv if you feel this is for you. It has an on-site brewery (King Country Brewing Company) and you can buy this kraft beer and cider over the bar. The 'Tomo' is located about 200 metres from the lodge and is within walking distance.
If you wish to treat yourself to a little fine dining, there is The 'Huhu' restaurant located across the road from the lodge and is an award-winning restaurant for NZ beef and lamb. It is rated as one of the top 150 restaurants in New Zealand (NZ Cuisine magazine)
If you are into sport, you may enjoy watching the local rugby teams playing on the weekends in the sports field, located across the road from the lodge.
Also there is 'Roselands' - restaurant. farm and garden, located 3 km away, in beautiful coutryside, offering excellent lunch-time barbeques and activities such as hole-in-1 golf challenge, angora rabbit shearing, farm show, clay bird shotting, award-winning gardens etc.
There are numerous native bush walk that can be done at your leisure, particularly the Ruakuri bushwalk, which allows you to see glowworms at night - free of charge. This is located 3 km from the lodge and it has well marked tracks. We provide torches for you to take with you on the walk.
Sonstige Einrichtungen und Services
We provide knowledge and guidance in choosing the right cave trip for the individual guest. Discounts are available for some tours. Please ask Richy or Lyn for this information upon arrival.