Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour

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Marvel at the magical glowworm illuminations

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  • Conditional Cancelation*
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 45 Min Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • 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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  • Maria Roselle 8 Feb 2019
    It was an awesome experience! 5 stars for this activity!

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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
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • 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 (148) 4.4
  • Maria Roselle 8 Feb 2019
    It was an awesome experience! 5 stars for this activity!
  • Bong 8 Feb 2019
    A must see attraction in New Zealand ! Just present the klook voucher and you'll get the entrance ticket within a minute.
  • Meet 15 Feb 2019
    Surreal experience, it was mesmerizing. the caves are well maintained and guides are well informed
  • Mei Kee 14 Feb 2019
    Our guide Marlin is such great a singer and the experience is unforgettable. Don't forget to try the beef and cheese pie at the cafe while waiting for the queue.
  • Carmen Yuen Ping 11 Feb 2019
    The tour is less than 45 minutes. Not worth going as you need to spend 6 hours on the road if travel to and from Auckland.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further improvement. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • KuoYang 5 Feb 2019
    Tour is too short. But taking boat to see glow warms are amazing
  • Chung Chun 1 Feb 2019
    The staff is very nice and she help to arrange us to an earlier tour which save our waiting time! Besides, the view is wonderful but it would be great if the tour can provide more information with an hard copy leaflet.
  • Jasty Bernard 30 Jan 2019
    It was amazing when you see the glowworm on the cave. Very clear explanation.
  • Frank 27 Jan 2019
    Walking tour inside the cave was great. Boat ride to see the glow worms was amazing except it was very short 5 min. ride.
  • Balakumaar 25 Jan 2019
    Such a beautiful place with great service tour guides and extremely polite and helpful
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