Waitomo Great Walk

The Waitomo Great Walk is a 2 or 3-day hike perfect for corporate team building, friends and families. Waitomo Boutique Lodge is the ideal start or end of the Waitomo Great Walk, starting from the Marokopa Falls, crossing the summit on Montrose farm and finishing in Waitomo village.

The Walk starts and ends at Waitomo Caves Village. With over 40 kilometres of well-formed walking trails on easy gradients over varied terrain, the track wends its way through deep limestone gorges and primordial native forest, over rolling farmland to lookouts with stunning panoramic views of Mt. Ruapehu and the sea.

We transport you from Waitomo Caves Village to the start of the Waitomo Great Walk high in the Tawarau Forest, approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles) west of Waitomo. The hiking trail leads to stunning waterfalls, limestone bluffs, through forested hills and farmland onto the Waipuna Ridge and then follows the Waitomo Stream back down into the Waitomo Caves Village.

Hiking options:

3-day, 2-night hikes (44 kilometres)
2-day, 1-night hikes (32 kilometres)


  •  A comfortable, bush lodge.
  • Optional full-catering (continental & cooked breakfasts, packed lunches, morning & afternoon teas, 2-course dinners)

Important Info:

  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Trail open summer months from 1 October to 30 May
  • We have free, long-stay car parking available for you at Waitomo Caves Village.

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