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Education Programmes

Examples of Waitomo Education Programmes 

Enquire for detailed resources to support student inquiry learning . (A Google Drive Link to many resources and supporting programme ideas)

Click here for

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

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

And here  Geography/ Toursim Programme examples (PDF)

How can LEOTC visit help my students Click here for a ministry of education case study of visit to Waitomo

For a collection of 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.
  • Animal Encounters (Interactions), Discoveries
  • Meet the keepers (Bookable slots: 10.30am, 11.30am, 12,30pm, 2pm)
  • Kiwi Conservation  -props, videos, kiwi breeding, predators.

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

Click here for : Fact sheets about Otorohanga Kiwihouse Fauna.




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.