Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the world of famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction.

The Waitomo region is home to unforgettable sightseeing attractions. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 125 years of cultural and natural history. Our expert guides will draw you into this awesome environment, sharing the Caves' historical and geological significance.

World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.

More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination.

Special Deals

Get 25% off your winter campervan hire for bookings made before 30 Jun 2016.

25 % Off
More Info Valid between 11 Apr 2016 - 30 Jun 2016

Grab a family cave combo. Waitomo Glowworm Caves + spectacular Ruakuri Cave.

For just

$188NZD

Save $106

More Info Valid between 25 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Grab a family cave combo. Waitomo Glowworm Caves + breathtaking Aranui Cave.

For just

$157NZD

Save $85

More Info Valid between 25 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Grab a triple cave combo. Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Ruakuri and Aranui Caves.

From only

$95NZD
More Info Valid between 25 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Be amazed by thousands of magical glowworms above as you glide silently by boat.

From

$22NZD

Guided since the late 1880's

More Info Valid between 26 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Discover breathtaking cave formations in Ruakuri Cave + see glowworms up close!

From

$27NZD

Wheelchair access

More Info Valid between 26 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

with purchase of any Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. underground caving adventure.

50 % Off
More Info Valid between 26 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

your Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri or Aranui Cave walking tour with our WET HAIR DEAL

50 % Off
More Info Valid between 26 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
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Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$49-$95 (Adult)

Availability

Business Hours
7 days. Aranui cave is closed on Christmas Day (25th December). Tours depart every half hour: 9am -5pm. From Labour Weekend to Easter Monday: 9am - 5.30pm. (There is one additional tour at 8pm from 26 December - 28 February). Tours depart daily - 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Months of Operation
All Year

Distances

Proximity To Airport
49km
Proximity To Town
55km

Endorsements

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity Enviro-Gold

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