Roselands Waitomo Caves

Roselands Waitomo Caves

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16 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

24 Scenic Attractions

91 Basic Camping

8 Waitomo

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Flatlanders

Ranking: 8/10

It's free! No idea how the food is. The website said open till late but apparently that's 8pm in NZ. But sweet enough that they open up their carpark to campervans and use of the toilet. It's a great opportunity to do the Ruakuri-walk at night (short drive) and see thousands of glowworms outside, for free. Fairytale nature. There are even worms next to the restaurant (down left from the entrance). Other than that...it's a carpark.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're definitely open till at least 8pm every day, never earlier, but over summer months can be anywhere from 9.30 - 11pm or later if there's a function on. Glad you found our glowworms here.

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Indy

Ranking: 8/10

We showed up Halloween night. There were a few guests dressed up. We skipped out on the activity. The drive to the parking lot felt like we were goin up a driveway to someone’s house. It’s a gravel parking lot, pretty level, had clean bathrooms, and fits about 12 campers. Quiet area except for a few drunks that wondered out and about at closing

Reviewed 4 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi Indy,

Glad you found us, but apologies that you happened to stay that particular night. We like to do events for the locals occasionally. But usually it's quite peaceful. There are options to park below the restaurant on the grass and gravel areas if there is an event on. The parking is free, but there are other paid sites in Waitomo if we are not suitable.
Thank you for taking the time to review us.

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Rugby

Ranking: 9/10

Really good stop good beef caserole and roast potatoes just what we needed following the glow worms if stopping go for a meal worth it and good value.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi Rugby,

Thanks for taking the time out to review us and glad you enjoyed your stay here.

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Yang Chong

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly people. Free stay overnight for self contained caravans. Toilets are very clean and the views at Carpark is beautiful... free spot to see the glow worms at night! Cannot appreciate enough...

Reviewed 6 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi Yang,

Thank you for taking the time out to review us. Glad you enjoyed your stay and took the opportunity to see our glowworms here too. :)

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Mike Fricker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

20Sept18. Sorry, May. It is signposted from the road through Waitomo and is easy to find. That apart I agree entirely with all the positive comments that have gone before. Great food and service. Wonderful location. So good, no mark down due to the car park not being completely level.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi Mike,

Thank you for taking the time out to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. The carpark isn't 100% level, but for free it's not a bad place to park away from road noise and next to nature!

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May

Ranking: 8/10

Slightly difficult to find as the road is not marked. But, once found it is worth the drive. A beautiful place.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi May,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry you had trouble finding us, we have updated and added signs since your visit so hopefully this helps people find us. Thank you for letting us know!

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Boa

Ranking: 9/10

Great place free for self-contains campervan overnight! Free public toilet, clean!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi Boa,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your stop here.

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Leslie Anderson

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to stay overnight. We took the option of splitting our caves tours over two days. Roselands was easy to access... just follow the signs. We met Pete on arrival and he and the ladies inside couldn’t help us enough. We had dinner in the Restaurant and enjoyed a nice NZ Pinot Noir during Happy Hour. Appreciate the Freedom Camping and in exchange well worth supporting this business. Highly recommend.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Roselands Waitomo Caves responds:

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your feedback and glad you were well looked after.

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