King Country history

Waitomo Cave is a very famous tourist attraction. It is situated in a region called “King Country”. Why “King Country”? How does the name come about ?

In NZ history, there was a Maori King Movement. There was war and confrontation between Maori & British troops in Waikato region. After a lot of fight, the Maori King retreated into Waitomo area and continue the fight. That’s why it is called King Country. King Country is a lime stone area with a lot of lime stone caves. We are going to talk about this part of the history and also explore some interesting lime stone area.

This trip will involve 3 walks. Each walk will be approx. one hour. It is not suitable for those who are not capable to walk properly.

Activity code : 191109

Date : 9th November, (Saturday)

Departure time & place :

7:30am Pick up Poenamo Hotel, 31, Northcote Road, Northcote.

7:45am Pick up Greenlane McDonald

8:00am Pick up Pakuranga Library,

*please be there 15 minutes before departure.

Tour cost : $48/ adult, $38/child under 12

Return time: approx 7:30pm

What to bring : lunch, drink, wind breaker, sun glasses, hat, rainy gear.

***The journey down to Waitomo & beyond takes approx. 3 hours. Time between walks are tight. In order to do everything, we only have half an hour for a quick lunch. Please prepare a light lunch and small snacks that you can eat on the coach on the way home.

Registration : call 3030633 & leave your name, contact number, number of people joining, activity code & place you want to get onto our coach.

After you leave your name & contact in our phone :

Someone from CCET will call to confirm vacancy available.
Do not pay if you have not got our call to confirm there is vacancy.
If there’s vacancy, then please pay as shown below.
Go to ASB Bank to bank in your tour cost
a) Account name : CCET

b) Account number : 12-3188-0151516-00

c) Remember to request the bank to make sure your phone number to display on the recipient’s bank statement so that we can identify it’s your money.

d) Keep the receipt

Wait for our call to confirm receipt of your money & your seats.
On the day, please be at the departure point 15 minutes earlier.
All other queries, please call 3030633 & leave a message. Please allow 3 to 4 days for us to respond to your enquiry.
If you have called to register or paid in the money, you still cannot get our call after 5 days, please call 3030633 & leave a message again.