Leave Kawhia and wind your way inland to the crossroads at Te Anga. The drive is through scenic farmland and along harbour inlets at Te Maika south of Kawhia.
At the Te Anga crossroads take the road towards Waitomo Village (State Highway 37).
In a few minutes you’ll pass the access to the spectacular Marokopa Falls. There’s a well-defined pull off area for parking on the right. It’s an easy 10-minute walk through native forest to the 35-metre high waterfall.
5-6 minutes’ drive past the Marokopa Falls, there’s access on the left to the Mangapohue Natural Bridge. It’s another stunning free attraction.
Waitomo Village is home to several world-famous glowworm caves and Black Water Rafting experiences like Waitomo Adventures, Spellbound and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.