Waitomo is known for it's tranquility, geology and impressive landscape. Add to this a range of fun-filled tourist attractions and you can understand why Waitomo Caves has become one of New Zealand's top tourist destinations. An excellent example of natural history, Waitomo is a rural escape from the cities and backpacker parties. You actually cannot help but relax in Waitomo. The fresh air and surrounding scenery forces you to get out and explore the natural beauty of New Zealand that visitors always rave about.