Waitomo Caves

Our tour starts from Auckland city centre from where we pick you up from, then you’ll enjoy a two-hour scenic drive South of Auckland into Waikato, with a scenic stop or two for taking picturesque photos of New Zealand's lush countryside. Once we arrive at our final desitination, 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.

​Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights. The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Our guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. Many of our current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. 

  • Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms

  • Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its acoustics

  • Enjoy listening to stories about Maori culture from our local guides

  • Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original iconic New Zealand attraction

Aranui Caves

This tour mixes two of Waitomo’s most fascinating caves, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and intimate Aranui Cave. Join the guided walking tour through an enchanted forest and learn about the native New Zealand landscape and flora. Enjoy this educational tour as you discover some of Waitomo’s largest public stalactites, stunning rock formations and the infamous cave-dwelling weta colony.

 

Ruakuri Caves

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable glowworm experience, then our most popular combo is for you! Go with the glow and visit both the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, as well as enchanting Ruakuri Cave. Discover thousands of illuminating glowworms as you explore these glittering underground worlds on two walking tours.

After you finish your amazing triple cave combo tour experience, we make our way through the scenic roads of Waikato back to Auckland CBD.

Waitomo Triple Combo​ 

Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for scenic Photos

  • Admission & 45min Guided experience at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Admission & 1Hr Guided experience at the Waitomo Aranui Caves

  • Admission & 2Hr Guider experience at the Waitomo Ruakuri Caves

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

  • Tour Duration: 11 Hours

Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Combo​ ​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for scenic Photos

  • Admission & 45min Guided experience at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Admission & 2Hr Guider experience at the Waitomo Ruakuri Caves

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

  • Tour Duration: 10 Hours

Waitomo Glowworm & Aranui Combo​ ​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for scenic Photos

  • Admission & 45min Guided experience at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Admission & 1Hr Guided experience at the Waitomo Aranui Caves

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

  • Tour Duration: 9 Hours

Waitomo Glowworm Cave

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Stops for scenic Photos

  • Admission & 45min Guided experience at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

  • Tour Duration: 8 Hours

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