INSIDE: Helpful Tip for Freedom Camping Taupo. Hot showers. Hot showers are the thing you miss the most when freedom camping around New Zealand. Hot tip: When Freedom Camping Taupo, you don’t have to worry about missing out. SuperLoo Taupo has HOT SHOWERS for travellers! Head straight to the Superloo Facility in Taupo city, pay […]
Taupo & Waitomo
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Destination: Lake Taupo and Waitomo, New Zealand
Lake Taupo is the home of nature-based experiences for families and kids, and the scenery here is spectacular. There's a cute playground in the centre of town too.
Waitomo is best known for the caves tours. While the Waitomo Caves are one of the most 'touristy' and sanitised places we've EVER been to, we still recommend a visit. The Waitomo Caves Glow Worm tour has a special magic to it.
Both places deserve a spot on your NZ itinerary.
Where to stay in Waitomo
- This grand (but tired) hotel in Waitomo is full of character and charm! Check latest prices. Read full review.
- Hot Tip for Freedom Campers in Taupo
SUPER DOOPER FUN things to do in Waitomo
- This Waitomo Caves tour has a fun magical ending!
- This cute playground in Waitomo is good for a rest break when the kids are driving you crazy!
Playgrounds in Taupo
- Check out this super cool playground in Taupo
- Visit the World's Coolest McDonalds to find out how it earned this title!
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INSIDE: Taupo Public Playground. “Quick, find the playground!” Roadtrips and playgrounds go together like tents and a campground. One cannot exist without the other! That thing called ‘cabin fever’. There’s a thing called ‘car fever’ too. Anyone travelling with kids on a roadtrip knows it all too well. On our recent New Zealand road trip, we […]
INSIDE: Love a good ghost story? Book this Waitomo Caves Accommodation and you might just find one. Hotels that have been around for over 100 years have a lot of stories to tell. The stories are in the walls, in the nooks, in the crannies. Every creak a whisper of time gone by. This majestic […]
INSIDE: Looking for Things to Do in Waitomo with Kids? We recommend this Cave Tour. From time to time, we find a tourist attraction or activity with that extra special something. An unexpected surprise is the spark that sears the place into our brains permanently, long after most holiday memories have faded. I honestly didn’t […]
INSIDE: Play at the World’s Coolest McDonald’s Playground in Taupo with Kids 2018. Taupo is home to the WORLD’S COOLEST MCDONALDS! Want to know why? There’s a GIANT AEROPLANE for the kids to eat in. You can’t see it from the main road, so be sure to follow our directions to get there. Taupo with […]
INSIDE: More Waitomo Attractions for Kids. 2018. “Look, there’s a playground!” It’s a regular call from the back seat, and one that is hard to ignore. Especially when it’s brightly coloured, uniquely intriguing, and brand new. What’s a mum to do? Waitomo Attractions for Kids – Waitomo Playground The Waitomo playground is directly opposite the […]