Experience stunning scenery above and below ground on this sightseeing day tour from Rotorua to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves!
Departing Rotorua in the morning in a luxury coach, you'll travel through lush farmland into the King Country region. You can enjoy spectacular sights like Fitzgerald Glade, where the trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out highlights along the way.
On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, take an underground 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. You'll learn all about stalagmites, stalactites and other intriguing rock formations as you walk through the caverns. Finish your tour with an enchanting boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.
For guests who'll return to Rotorua in the afternoon, you'll board the coach and retrace your steps back to Rotorua. Your tour concludes on arrival in the geothermal hotspot of Rotorua.
For guests who'll travel to Auckland, your journey continues. You'll have leisure time to explore the Waitomo visitor complex and enjoy a cafe-style lunch at the restaurant (additional cost). After your Waitomo experience draws to a close, you'll on board the coach and journey on through the beautiful Waikato region, northward to Auckland.
See New Zealand's famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with this sightseeing tour - book with us today!
Transfers are available for certain hotels in Rotorua, please enter your hotel name when booking.
If pick-up is not available from your hotel, please make your way to a nearby pick-up location listed on the booking voucher.
Please wait outside your hotel/pick-up location at least 10 minutes in advance of your scheduled pick-up time.
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 14 years
Infants aged 0 - 4 years can take part in this tour for free, but must sit on the lap of a paying adult (1 infant per adult).
Tour time: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm (Rotorua return), 8:00 am - 2:15 pm (Rotorua to Auckland)
Tour duration: Approximately 6 - 7 hours
If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non-refundable.
Unfortunately cameras and GoPro's cannot be taken inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Each passenger is allowed 2 pieces of luggage weighing no more than 25kg.
We recommend you bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths.
Please note that the Waitomo Glowworm Caves do not have wheelchair access.
GPS operated commentary in Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish are available for this tour. Please contact us when booking if it is required.
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.