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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above on this 45-minute, small group guided tour, as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Many of the current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction.
45 minutes
Day Trips & Excursions

Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Travel from Rotorua to Auckland and discover one of New Zealand’s top attractions on this 7.5-hour tour of the Waitomo Caves from Rotorua. Travel through the beautiful Mamaku Ranges and discover the scenic countryside of Waikato. Admire local highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade’s leafy canopy. Explore the subterranean Waitomo Caves and marvel at the bright glow-worms living there. Take a boat ride through the cave system and learn of its history from your guide, then enjoy a little free time to explore the Waitomo visitors’ complex at your leisure.
7 hours
Outdoor Activities

Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves

Want to up the ante when it comes to inner tubing? Now you can float along a subterranean river in the Waitomo Caves! Thousands of glowworms flicker on the walls as you cruise through the narrow passageways and eventually take a plunge down a waterslide. Friendly and experienced guides look after you every step of the way, soothing any jitters and ensuring a memorable adventure!
2 hours
Outdoor Activities

Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave

Experience a glowworm light show among the fantastical rock formations of Footwhistle cave, an extensive cave system in Waitomo. Glowworms create a starry glow around you as your expert guide leads you through a cavern dripping in stalactites and stalagmites. Softly lit by candles and solar-powered lights, the cave’s subterranean beauty is mesmerizing! This small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures personalized attention from your guide.
1 hour
Outdoor Activities

Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo

Go off the beaten track to a private family farm for a 3-hour tour through beautiful and untouched North Island scenery, including native forest, limestone caves, natural rock formations, and sensational glowworm displays. Follow a guide through the untouched Mangarongapu Cave, climbing over boulders, wading through a shallow stream, and walking through pristine New Zealand bush. All equipment is provided on this personalized eco-tour for small groups of 2 to 8 people.
3 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland

Enjoy a day trip from Auckland to Rotorua with the opportunity to explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your chauffeur will pick you up from your desired place in Auckland city, and then get ready to enjoy the amazing Rotorua! Rotorua is New Zealand's ultimate holiday destination for locals and overseas visitors. The Waitomo Caves, one of the North Island's most popular attractions. With beautiful caverns and brightly lit glowworms, this sightseeing experience will be one you won't ever forget!
12 hours
Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Photography Caving Tour

The knowledgeable guides will escort you through the beautiful untouched caves in the Waitomo district on this 3-hour private photography tour. This tour will consist of your party of 2-4 people, plus a guide. You have the ability to move slowly through the caves to enjoy, explore and take in the surroundings, including the mesmerising glowworm displays. This walking cave eco-tour is through completely untouched and beautiful New Zealand scenery. There are no concrete paths, handrails or electric lights. Located off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive to the Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.
3 hours
Shore Excursions

Private Shore Excursion: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Experience from Tauranga

This private full-day shore excursion from the Port of Tauranga will take you to experience the popular Waitomo Caves. This is a truly unique experience into the stunning glowworm caves of New Zealand. Some of the highlights of this Waitomo Caves tour include boating through the glowworm caves, wandering through New Zealand bush and forest to reach Aranui Cave and visiting the Kiwi House. Note: Entrance fees are not included to the caves and are to be paid locally.
8 hours