Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour


Marvel at the magical glowworm illuminations

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 2 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • 1-15 Traveler(s)
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Watch as glowworms illuminate the glowworm grotto on your 45 minute boat tour of the Waitomo Caves
  • Tour led by an experienced guide who'll share the history and local Maori legends surrounding the cave
  • This is one of the must-see natural phenomenons in New Zealand, famed around the world
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  • 16 Jan 2018
    Good place to visit and enjoying the nature of the caves and managed to see those glowworm.

US$ 37.7

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What To Expect

Having been extremely well protected, the Waitomo Caves are as awe-inspiring as they were when they were first formed. Head back over 100 years in time and experience the Waitomo Caves like Maori Chief Tane Tinorau and English surveyor Fred Mace did when they first discovered the magical light illuminated by the glowworms. Look up at the stalactites shining from dew, and the dots of light covering the roof of the cave and reflected in the grotto. Listen to your guide, some who are descendants of the original owners of the caves, as they share stories and legends of the caves passed down in Maori culture. This experience is like no other as you plunge into the darkness of caves and into a place of natural magic.

Boat Ride in Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Feel the magic as you take a boat ride through the illuminated Waitomo Caves formed over 30 million years ago
Limestone formations in Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Marvel at the beautiful limestone formations as your experienced guide shares with you the history and Maori legends surrounding the cave
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Immerse yourself in the peaceful nature that surrounds you
Waitomo Glowworm Caves stalactites
Gaze up at the stalactites shining with dew during your 45 minute guided tour of the caves
Twinkling lights from the Glowworms
Look up above you at the hundreds of little light dots made by the glowworms
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Admission to Waitomo Caves
  • 45 min guided boat tour of Waitomo Caves on the Glowworm Grotto
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 4-14
  • Infants under 4 receive free admission
  • All photography is strictly forbidden. This includes non-flash photography and video
  • Keep quiet at all times, especially in the boat and on the jetties
  • No smoking, food, drink or litter are permitted inside the cave
  • Please note: the Waitomo Glowworm Caves do not have wheelchair access
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher to redeem your ticket
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

Opening Hours:

  • Summer: 9:00am-5:30pm (01 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • Winter: 9:00am-5:00pm (1 Apr - 31 Oct)
  • Tours depart every half an hour, additional tours at 6:00pm and 7:00pm from 26 Dec to 31 Jan

How To Get There:

  • Address: 39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo | Private Bag 501, Otorohanga
  • How to get there: 2.5 hour (200km) drive from Auckland, 1 hour drive from Rotorua
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (49) 4.5
  • MADELINE 24 Jan 2018
    The view of the glowworms weren't as overwhelming as we thought. The boat ride was only about 5minutes. Most of the trip was about listening to the stories of the caves. Perhaps the black water rafting trip would be more fun.
  • Chun Kit 16 Jan 2018
    Good place to visit and enjoying the nature of the caves and managed to see those glowworm.
  • siti farashidah 14 Jan 2018
    Its so easy to use the tickets. Just show at the counter
  • Varun 11 Jan 2018
    Amazing to see this . Just the time inside the cave is short
  • Jihye 10 Jan 2018
    It was a little bit cheaper to book on klook. The guideding was good and the guide was professional. You can walk and see the glowwarm in the cave and you can also ride a boat in a few minutes.
  • Rhodora 8 Jan 2018
    The Glow Worm caves was quite an experience. We've been to underground caves before but the Waitomo underground caves were excavated really well. It felt safe walking around inside. The short river cruise to view the glow worms was very relaxing and surreal.
  • DHARMENDRA 6 Jan 2018
    Just beautiful and interesting conversations with the guide. The boat ride itself is less than 5 minutes but the overall tour includes the caves, interesting facts of glowing worms, etc. definitely worth visiting!
  • KWONG YAT 6 Jan 2018
    the waitomo glowworm cave is worthy to visit. but u need to allow sufficient time if you are travelling from auckland
  • Rashi 30 Dec 2017
    Once in a lifetime experience, the tour was pretty good, the guides are very good there.
  • Wing Man Ada 25 Dec 2017
    The trip is quite short and limited area visited. But the glowworm is one of the magic in nature.
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