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

Go on an underground adventure with the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co

from just

$142NZD

The original adventure

More Info Valid between 21 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2018

when you purchase a triple cave combo!

save up to

$214NZD
More Info Valid between 21 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2018

when purchasing cave combos to the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves

50 % Off
More Info Valid between 21 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2018

See the best of the North & South islands in the cooler months with Kiwi Experience.

For less than

$25NZD

per day

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Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$51-$127 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$23.5 (Child, 14 and under))

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

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