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The Waitomo Caves area boasts a range of great short walks, that can easily all be done in the same day.

Marokopa Falls waterfalls near Waitomo free things to do in Waikato

Marokopa Falls

The easy 20 minute return Marokopa Falls walk passes through native tawa and nikau forest to reach the viewing platform for the falls.
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Mangapohue Natural Bridge

A short drive from Waitomo Village towards Marokopa is the Mangapohue Natural Bridge. Follow the boardwalk as it weaves its way through the impressive limestone gorge bringing you underneath the stunning natural bridge.
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Piripiri Caves free caves near Waitomo things to do in Waikato

Piripiri Cave Walk

A short drive from the Mangapohue Natural Bridge and west of Waitomo Village, is the Piripiri Cave Walk. Take a torch and explore one of the few free Waitomo Caves. Perfect for families, this short 5 minute Waitomo walk takes in native bush surrounds and limestone outcrops before reaching the cave entrance. More info

Ruakuri Walk

The Ruakuri Walk is a great free attraction in the Waitomo Caves area. Based in the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, a place of strong cultural significance to Maori, the walk includes limestone outcrops, native forest and small caves to be explored.
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Waitanguru Falls waterfalls near Waitomo free things to do in Waikato

Waitanguru Falls Walk

A further 11km along Mangaotaki Road, the Waitanguru Falls Walk is an easy short trail down to a viewing platform looking out to the stunning waterfall.
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