The top rated, most intimate, and most personalised glow worm cave tour in Waitomo.
Our awesome Waitomo adventure is tucked away “off the beaten track” on our family farm and we LOVE it that way and so do our guests.
Our “Glowing” Highlights
- Amazing glow worm displays!
- Just the right amount of adventure
- Away from the crowds
- Small group sizes
- Cameras welcome
- Authentic eco experience
- Family owned and operated
- Photos, tea, coffee and biscuits included
- #1 Trip Advisor rated tour in the Waitomo District
Glowing Adventures tours are Untouched, Unhurried and Unbelievable!
This is a true eco-tour away from the tourist crowds. You’ll experience limestone caves and glowworms in a totally natural state. There are no handrails, electric lights, concrete paths, or other modifications.
Our tour has just the right amount of adventure. It involves climbing over boulders, up hills and wading through streams, so a moderate level of fitness is required.
Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent in the cave system.
Our family has lived in Waitomo for over 100 years. We grew up exploring the incredible caves our farm, and now love sharing our piece of paradise with visitors from all over the world. Our private cave system is one of only two in the Waitomo district classified as of “International Significance” by New Zealand's Department of Conservation.
We provide all the equipment and clothing you need, including appropriate clothing, boots, socks, and caving helmet. So once the tour is over you can pop back into your clean clothes and we’ll take care of the washing! We also offer shower facilities, hot drinks and a snack after the tour.
Cameras are welcome on our adventures, as long as they are not too large. A small digital camera or phone is best. Our guides will also take photographs during the tour, and digital copies are provided to you at no charge.
Keen photographers hoping to bring larger equipment to capture the scenery may wish to consider one of our Glowing Adventures 3-Hour Private Photography Tours.
Glowing Adventures is located off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of the Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.
Please note: This tour is not suitable for elderly people or anyone with mobility difficulties. A reasonable level of fitness is required.