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Education Programmes

Examples of Waitomo Education Programmes 

Primary Waitomo Education resources activities & curriculum links(Also Pre and post visit Learning)

Sciences (NoS, ESS, MAT, LIV) Programmes egs .

Geography/ Toursim Programme examples (PDF)

LEOTC case study of visit to Waitomo

Other Web resources for Learning about Caves, Limestone and Karst environments.

Call (07) 878 7642 or send us an email at to make a booking with the Waitomo Education Centre.

Or just get in touch to find out how we can link your Y1 to Y13 classroom programme to the many options available in this area

LEARNZ  Waitomo November 2014 Caves Critters Karst programme.



Otorohanga Kiwihouse


Help understand how to save the North Island Brown Kiwi. See ATU the famous Great Spotted Kiwi

  • You can visit the Otorohanga Kiwihouse for JUST $3KH picture
  • Interactive lessons within the Kiwi House and surrounding environment developed to meet your group’s specific learning outcomes.
  • Sample Teaching Units and Resource Kits available.
  • Programming and booking for all activities and accommodation in the area including maps, gear lists and risk management analysis.

Cost to schools: $3 Students    $3.00 each adult.  Teachers free.





2014  an exciting year for the Waitomo Glowworm Cave celebrating 125 years of Guiding.

  • 2014 was the International Year of Cystallography.

Grow your own crystal.  Create a seed crystal and grow a HUGE crystal challenge.

(Compounds and methods used are FREE of choice… creative. Grow a unique seed crystal and watch it grow).

Competition: send in a video  (Primary) or write an essay (secondary)

This is a competition run by (UNESCO. The united nations educational scientific and cultural organisation).

Growing crystals is a great way to understand the Material world in science.