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Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Discover magical glowworms by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see.
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves - Adult
From NZ$53.00*
Waitomo Glowworm Caves - Child
From NZ$24.00*
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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. Discover magical glowworms by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Your guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. The acoustics in this particular cavern are world-renowned. Your experienced tour guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area. The highlight of your tour is an unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.

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.

TOUR DETAILS
  • Tours depart every half hour daily from 9am-5pm daily
  • Additional tours at 5.30pm from 31 October – Easter Monday
  • Additional tours at 8.00pm from 26 December (Boxing Day) - 28 February
  • Tour is approx 45 minutes in duration
Hours of Operation:
  • Open from 9am daily, 365 days a year
  • Summer Hours: 9.00am - 5.30pm (End of October to Easter Monday)
  • Winter Hours: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Child Discount:
  • Available for children aged 4 to 14 years
Additional Tour Information:
  • 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: the Waitomo Glowworm Caves do not have wheelchair access. However Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair friendly.

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* Prices are per person valid till September 2017 and are in New Zealand Dollars

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