One-day guided tour to the World famous Waitomo Glowworm caves from Auckland in small groups. Discovered over 120 years ago, and being home to a species of glowworm found nowhere else in the world, Waitomo Glowworm caves and their bio-luminescent galaxy are a must see for any traveller.
On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater minibuses and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside on a fully guided journey to Waitomo caves.
During the journey to Waitomo you will encounter New Zealand's longest river, beautiful mountains as well as several different farm animals and native birds along the way.
Once in Waitomo you can choose between several of the Waitomo caves or upgrade to Black Water Rafting for a real adventure.
During your chosen cave tour you will explore the ancient and amazing caves seeing many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns before encountering thousands of the famous Waitomo Glowworms which are unique for New Zealand for over 120 years above your head. Waitomo Glowworm caves are a must see for any traveller.
For those of you that choose the short tour at Waitomo you will have free time after your tour to explore the area and maybe even do one of the walks to add to your experience.
After your Waitomo Caves tour you will also have the option to have lunch in the town or join us at Roselands for a delicious Kiwi BBQ buffet lunch.
After lunch you will be guided back to Auckland seeing more interesting sites on the way with a few surprise stops.
Cave Options (Please select your cave option in the tour options while booking)
WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES
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. This tour is a 45min tour including the famous Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride. On the glowworm grotto boat ride you will marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto.
RUAKURI CAVE (Recommended) Summer only or private tour in winter
If travelling all the way to Waitomo for the caves only, we recommend upgrading to Ruakuri Cave. The cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms.
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.