A day trip from Auckland to Waitomo is definitely recommended. You could enjoy the glowworm caves or take a more exhilarating adventure black water rafting. The Waitomo region has a great range of activities to suit all the family. This round-trip transfer will get you down there in our comfortable vehicles.
The Waitomo region is one of New Zealand's most popular destinations due it's diverse and unique activities on offer. This tour provides your transport down to the region but any entrance fees are additional to the cost of the tour.
This give you maximum flexibility and allows you to do your own itinerary.
A typical day in Waitomo:
The trip takes on average 2.5 hours each direction from Auckland past the rolling hills of the Waikato region through beautiful farming towns, mountains and forest. We then head off deeper into the Waikato region through some of the most stunning landscapes that really shows off New Zealand's natural beauty before arriving in the Waitomo region for a great range of activities.
Glowworm caves including boat tour (45 minutes):
The 45 minute glowworm cave tour is a must see and is the most popular. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.
Ruakuri Cave guided tour (2 hours):
Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand's longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. It will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature.
Aranui Cave guided tour (1 hour):
Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and 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.
BLACK WATER RAFTING TOURS.
Black Abyss (5 hours):
The ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.
Black Odyssey adventure (5 hours):
Test yourself as you twist and turn through the Ruakuri Cave's main network and hidden passageways. Conquer thrilling rock traverses and mind-blowing heights.
Black Labyrinth (3 hours):
This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping, through Ruakuri Cave.