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ITINERARY

WAIHI BEACH - WAITOMO
VIA CAMBRIDGE

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

Itinerary: Waihi Beach - Cambridge, 107km 1hr 32min
Charge: Charge to 100% overnight at campground
Holiday Park: Cambridge Top 10 Holiday Park
Visit: Hobbiton, Lake Karapiro
Eat at: The Bikery Cafe

 



DAY CHARGING

WAIHI TOWN: Fast charge at ChargeNet charger.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
35 Kenny St

CAMBRIDGE:
Fast charge at ChargeNet charger.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 80%.
73 Queen Street


OVERNIGHT CHARGING

HOLIDAY PARK: Medium charge at site overnight & between day trips.
Recommended Charge: Charge to 100% overnight

 
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

MAROKOPA FALLS   Te Anga   The 35 m high falls are often described as the most beautiful in the country!

MAROKOPA FALLS
Te Anga

The 35 m high falls are often described as the most beautiful in the country!

PADDOCK CAFE   46 Victoria St, Leamington, Cambridge   Best coffee and food in Cambridge.

PADDOCK CAFE
46 Victoria St, Leamington, Cambridge

Best coffee and food in Cambridge.

HOBBITON   501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata   Have your own Middle-earth adventure.

HOBBITON
501 Buckland Rd, Hinuera, Matamata

Have your own Middle-earth adventure.

RUAKURI BUSHWALK   205 Ruakuri Rd   Discover a forested gorge, natural sculpted cliffs and low limestone arches on this spectacular loop walk.

RUAKURI BUSHWALK
205 Ruakuri Rd

Discover a forested gorge, natural sculpted cliffs and low limestone arches on this spectacular loop walk.


 
 
BOSCO CAFE TE KUITI   57 Te Kumi Rd, Te Kuiti   Great coffee, sustenance and relaxation.

BOSCO CAFE TE KUITI
57 Te Kumi Rd, Te Kuiti

Great coffee, sustenance and relaxation.

WAITOMO GLOW WORMS   39 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga   Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto.

WAITOMO GLOW WORMS
39 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga

Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto.

WAITOMO HOMESTEAD   584 State Highway 3, Waitomo   Perfect pit stop for travellers mid-journey.

WAITOMO HOMESTEAD
584 State Highway 3, Waitomo

Perfect pit stop for travellers mid-journey.

BLACK WATER RAFTING   585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo   Ultimate adventure caving.

BLACK WATER RAFTING
585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo

Ultimate adventure caving.

 
LAKE KARAPIRO   Lake Karapiro   One of the most picturesque lakes in the world.

LAKE KARAPIRO
Lake Karapiro

One of the most picturesque lakes in the world.

THE BIKERY CAFE   15 Hanlin Rd, Avantidrome, Cambridge   Here you can find a delicious menu, on the go food, coffee and the best catering around.

THE BIKERY CAFE
15 Hanlin Rd, Avantidrome, Cambridge

Here you can find a delicious menu, on the go food, coffee and the best catering around.

 
 
 


 

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