Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour


Marvel at the magical glowworm illuminations

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 45 Min Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • 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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  • 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!!

US$ 34.75

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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, 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 (82) 4.4
  • 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.
  • Andreas Vincent 1 Jul 2018
    interesting activity and boat rides, it is a very clean cave.
  • Natasha 25 Jun 2018
    The glow worms were beautiful to see, and the guide was knowledgeable. However, far too many people go on the tour together (we needed two boats) and people get restless talking so it can be hard to hear the guide. If it had been a smaller group it would have been easier to hear, and thus probably more enjoyable.
  • JANE ISKANDAR 13 Jun 2018
    Great experience! No photo to be shared as we are not allowed to take photo inside the cave.
  • Ya Hui 11 Jun 2018
    Fuss free, just have to exchange vouchers for the entrance tickets and we are ready to go! Lovely surreal 45mins guided tour of the glow worm cave! Can’t take photos inside the cave but they will take a photo for you and sell you their photoshopped ones. Can only take photos outside of the cave (as attached)
  • Shu Fai 11 Jun 2018
    Nice area for all the visitors
  • Stefanie 10 Jun 2018
    Ok but expected a longet boat ride. No photography inside so only has the brochure
  • Juan 9 Jun 2018
    The caves are beautiful. I feel like for the time and tour it’s pretty pricey. Also would love to see photos and real live glow worms to make the experience even cooler
  • Angeline 3 Jun 2018
    This was the most extraordinary tour for me and definitely a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. My family and I really enjoyed this experience.
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