Waitomo is a district-type municipality in the north of the King Country region in the North Island of New Zealand. A small part of the district, the town of Tiroa, however, lies in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
The district is a rural, predominantly dairy farming, region. The seat of the Waitomo District Council is at Te Kuiti, which has a population of 4419. No other village in the district has a population of over 500. The district's total population at the 2006 census was 9441, of whom 39% were Māori. The district has a land area of 3,546.76 km² (1,369.41 sq mi), 94.87 percent of which lies in the Waikato Region and only 5.13 percent in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.
The area's main industries include sheep farming, forestry, and limestone quarrying.
The area is known for the popular Karst Waitomo Caves, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. Numerous other caves are found in the limestone rock of the Waitomo district.
Waitomo also has an old style hotel first built in 1908 and added onto in the 1930's. Waitomo Caves Hotel overlooks Waitomo Village.
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