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KiwiPaka Waitomo, Waitomo, New Zealand

by Gaycation Magazine

Inside The Caves

Waitomo is world famous for its glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting, cave abseiling (rappelling), cave eco-tours, and landscapes. Waitomo in the heart of King Country is an adventure wonderland easily reached from Auckland, Rotorua, and Taupo. Otorohanga and Te Kuiti are nearby and are friendly country towns with shopping and dining experiences. On the west Coast are the charming seaside villages of Kawhia, Marokopa, and Mokau which all have stunning beaches.

Spectacular Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves and the “King Country” are in the central western North Island, south of Auckland and Hamilton and west of Rotorua and Taupo.

Enjoy a 5 star Qualmark rated backpackers accommodation in the world famous Waitomo Caves at KiwiPaka Waitomo. This unique, modern and relaxing backpackers hostel with Morepork Pizzeria and Cafe on-site is ideally located. This modern hostel is the perfect place to stay after a busy day exploring the Caves. Comfortable rooms, modern facilities, and a homely atmosphere will make this a stay to remember. The café and bar offer the opportunity to meet other backpackers and travellers in a relaxing environment over a cup of freshly ground coffee or a light meal.

Modern and friendly, the facility includes private Chalets or a Backpacker lodge. There is a choice of single, twin, double or quad rooms.

Facilities Include:

  • • Self catering kitchen
  • • Internet access with Global Gossip
  • • Public phones
  • • Games Room – Pool table & TV
  • • Laundry
  • • Volley ball net
  • • Luggage storage
  • • Linen supplied

The accommodations are alcohol free but there is a licensed Morepork Pizzeria and cafe on site open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also conference facilities which can accommodate groups.


  • Internet Access
  • WiFi in Room
  • Card Phones

Sport & Leisure:

  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terraced Area
  • Pool Table
  • Games Room

In Room Facilities:

  • Reading Light
  • Linen Included
  • Key Card Access

Food & Drink:

  • Restaurant
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Café
  • BBQ Area

Large Communal Kitchen


  • Free Parking
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine/Dryer
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Towels Hire
  • Hairdryer for Hire
  • Tours Desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Spacious Rooms

Waitomo is beautiful and mysterious both above and below ground. Take the Ruakuri bushwalk through lush forest, enter the underground caves to see the world famous glow-worms or go on an adrenaline filled black water rafting trip. Kiwipaka is a unique and relaxed rural getaway, nestled in mature trees in Waitomo Village. Only a two minute walk from the caves with large sunny decks over looking awe-inspiring scenery.

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