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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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New Zealand's natural beauty goes far below the surface, as you'll discover on this guided tour of the Waitomo Caves. The underground cave complex is home to millions of glowworms and spectacular formations, like the Cathedral Cave. Your guide will tell you all about the natural forces at work in the cave, on a tour that's fun and informative for both adults and kids.
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Waitomo Caves
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    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Discover your moment of magic in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour. Known as one of New Zealand’s best natural attractions, take a boat ride through the glow worm grotto, marvel at thousands of magical glowworms and become part of over 130 years of cultural and natural history.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. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as the expert guides provide informative commentary on their historical and geological significance to the region. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 125 years of cultural and natural history. Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its spectacular formations and acoustics. Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you 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. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.
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Waitomo Caves
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Highlights
  • Tour the caves on foot and on a boat
  • Be amazed by one of New Zealand's must-see attractions
  • Learn about the geological and historical background of the Waitomo Caves
  • Tours depart at various times, so you can choose one to suit your schedule
Important Information
Departure Point
Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Duration
45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Bring comfortable waking shoes and a warm jacket
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Waitomo Glowworm Caves
andyffnz
Auckland, New Zealand
3311
Great attraction but be prepared to share it
This is a world class attraction and is spectacular and highly recommended. However, it is also very popular and
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Heidi
10
아무도 식당 언급이 없지만 식당최악. 밥은 무조건 다른데서 먹을것.
오클랜드에서 3시간 떨어진 곳에 덩그러니 있기 때문에, 아무 생각 없이 목적지를 여기로 찍고 왔다간 밥 먹을 곳이 하나밖에 없으니 주변에서 미리 드세요. 왜냐하면 식당이 최악입니다. 1. 주문도 잘못받고,
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Geoffrey
20
Overpriced like most activities in NZ
The amount of glow worms during the boat trip is amazing and like a fairy tale but it will last only 5min. The
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Stacia S
New York City, New York
6118
Must see!
This was wonderful. It was a family operation and everyone was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the
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Valerie
Willenhall, United Kingdom
410
Great Visit
Went to see Glow Worms it was just amazing to see them and understand how they live such a short life. It could
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Adrian K
1613
GLOWWORM CAVE IN BOAT. 100% family friendly
This was an awesome tour. Marvin was an awesome guide. loved your work. if you are NOT a hiker or short on time
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Louwilson1
Aylsham, United Kingdom
256
Worth it for the boat ride
The 5 minute boat ride to view the glowworms in darkness and silence was wonderful, and thankfully made up for the
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clivebarb
St. Albans, United Kingdom
3842
Magical
We had finished a tour of the bay and had plenty of time left before our ship sailed and talking to Annette of
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DavidCoyle69
Titirangi, New Zealand
133
Comparing the Waitomo Caves
I’ve been able to visit the three caves in two recent visits. Allow plenty of travel time particularly if your
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Kfr1218
20
Not great. Avoid it if you can.
This is a mass tourist machine. They are squeezing in as many people as possible. Guides have a scripted speech.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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