Enjoy a fun half day tour in the world-renowned Waitomo Glowworm Caves!
The glowworm that lives in the Waitomo Caves is unique to New Zealand and thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light against the cave walls. Discover more about the historical and geological significance of the Waitomo Caves as your expert guide leads you through this magical place. Take a boat ride and glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow-worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. Be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way within a serene ambience.
There are two additional caves you can choose to explore - Aranui Cave and Ruakuri Cave. Aranui Cave is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance. However, just inside the entrance is a colony of native New Zealand cave wetas and further into the cave is the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations. Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand's longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed.
Book your intry into the must-see Waitomo Glowworm Caves with us today!
Waitomo Glowworm Caves opening hours:
Summer (1 November - 31 March): 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, tours depart every half hour, last tour starts at 5:30 pm.
Winter (1 April - 31 October): 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, tours depart every half hour.
Note: Tour departing at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm will be added from 26 December to 31 January.
The last tour on Christmas Day is at 4:00 pm.
Tour duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Aranui Cave opening hours:
365 days a year, closed on Christmas Day.
Tour operate daily at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm
Tour duration: Approximately 1 hour
Ruakuri Cave opening hours:
365 days a year, closed on Christmas Day
Daily at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours
Aranui Cave: 39 Waitomo Caves Road, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves: 39 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga 3943, New Zealand
Ruakuri Cave: 205 Ruakuri Rd, Waitomo 3985, New Zealand
Restaurant opening time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Child ticket: Ages 4 - 14 years
Children under 4 are free.
Unfortunately cameras and GoPro's cannot be taken inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
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. However Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair friendly.
You must all check in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour departure.
Please confirm your tour departure time with the supplier. There may be a 15 - 30 minute difference with your booking choice due to availability.
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.