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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour


Marvel at the magical glowworm illuminations

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  • 45 Min Duration
  • English
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  • 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
Most Recent Review

  • 18 Sep 2018
    It was interesting since it's our first time to "see" glow worms. We didn't get to go through some parts or the usual exit because of continuous rain from the previous day leading up to the tour. The shop at the end sells at reasonable prices, so I picked up a few souvenirs there.

US$ 34.05

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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
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Admission to Waitomo Caves
  • 15min 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, 2 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 (95) 4.4
  • Christine Fatima 18 Sep 2018
    It was interesting since it's our first time to "see" glow worms. We didn't get to go through some parts or the usual exit because of continuous rain from the previous day leading up to the tour. The shop at the end sells at reasonable prices, so I picked up a few souvenirs there.
  • WEI SHAN 17 Sep 2018
    Prompt confirmation received within 24hrs. Everything was as described. We only had to produce the booking confirmation at the ticket counter to exchange for our tickets. KLOOK proves to be really convenient and it is cheaper than purchasing over the counter.
  • Jia Wen 31 Aug 2018
    Glowworm is not a worm. They will show you during the tour. Great experience!!
  • Julian 27 Aug 2018
    The tour guide was good in providing information however the tour was quite short. The boat ride to see the glow worms only lasted for about 10 minutes and the rest of the tour are basically explanation about the history of the cave. We were not allow to take any pictures inside the cave.
  • Sylvie Blanche 26 Aug 2018
    It was really amazing. Worth the travel time to see this.
  • Te jung 21 Aug 2018
    Expectation vs. reality! It was a waste of time as you cant see much glowworms lights inside. Photos were strictly prohibited inside
  • Nurul Liana 9 Aug 2018
    Everything’s perfect but the glowworm isn’t really captivating. Still it is a very good experience, would suggest to those who travels without kids.
  • Kuan Chang 22 Jul 2018
    Very good very beautiful and awesome
  • Annie 7 Jul 2018
    Amazing!!! Must do activity in NZ. The trip was short but great experience. Klook is always my choice to buy ticket. Cheap and easy to redeem. Thanks KLOOK!!
  • Xingzhou 2 Jul 2018
    Amazing trip! It's an awesome experience to see glow worm. Definitely come back again to explore more caves.
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