WAIHI BEACH - WAITOMO
168KM - 2 HRS 20 MINS
DEPART WAIHI FOR CAMBRIDGE
Head to Waitomo via Cambridge on SH2.
An optional side trip once you've charged up the eVolve is to head to Matamata, just a 30min drive from the ChargeNet DC charger in Cambridge.
Matamata is a town in the shadow of the Kaimai Range Mountains, on New Zealand’s North Island. Southwest of town, the Hobbiton Movie Set was created for Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films. To the northeast, a trail leads to Wairere Falls, with views over the Waikato Plains. The Firth Tower Museum has heritage buildings, including a school and a jail, that chronicle the region’s settler history.
CAMBRIDGE TO WAITOMO
Waitomo is a village on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s known for its extensive underground cave systems. Thousands of glow-worms light up the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations. West, Mangapohue Natural Bridge is a high limestone arch over Mangapohue Stream. Northeast of the village, Otorohanga Kiwi House shelters several species of the rare native kiwi bird.
OPTIONAL ADD ON:
OVERNIGHT IN CAMBRIDGE
HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight