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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Price: Included In Your Tour Package
Location: 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
One of New Zealand’s Most Breathtaking Natural Wonders

Over 30 million years ago, limestone was created at the bottom of the ocean, which gave birth to the legend of Waitomo. Today, these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand’s most breathtaking natural wonders, and it is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the country.

Guided Tour Highlights

During your guided tour, you will be taken through over 250 meters of stunning underground scenery, starting with the impressive Cathedral. Your tour will begin at the upper entrance of the cave and continue along a low, narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft. You will also get to see other magnificent cave formations, including the Banquet Chamber, the Pipe Organ, and the Catacombs.

The highlight of your tour will be an unparalleled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto. As your eyes adjust to the darkness, you will be dazzled by the walls and roof sparkling with the lights of glowworm larvae. You will glide silently through the starry wonderland of the glowworm grotto, with your way lit by a myriad of tiny glowworm lights glittering and reflecting off the water.

Your experienced tour guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area. The cave is easily accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths.

Tours are available every half hour from 9 am to 5 pm daily. We recommend wearing walking shoes/footwear and warm clothing. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, aided by good handrails and paths. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Tours depart every 1/2 hour from 9am to 5pm daily
Summer Hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm (End of October to Easter Monday)
Winter Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

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