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Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Cave

Have you ever seen luminous worms?

Half Day Trip departing daily from Auckland to Waitomo

Enjoy the Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour with Auckland & Beyond Tours. New Zealand has a unique species of tiny glowing creatures called “Arachnocampa Luminosa” Thousands of these magical tiny living lights radiate their luminescent light all around the Waitomo Grotto. Tour starts by Picking you from Auckland CBD. Then, we go on a two & half-hour scenic drive South Auckland and into the Waikato region, with a scenic stop for amazing photos and any other stops if needed. On arrival, you will have around 30 minutes for some shopping in the Gift Shop and be grabbing a drink or something to eat at the Waitomo Homestead. Your Guide will take you on a 45 mins tour inside the Waitomo Glowworm Cave explaining the history of the Cave, the glowing worms and the formations you’ll see inside. Afterward, you’ll ride on a flat bottom boat that will glide through the Waitomo river while you gaze silently at the sparkling worms. After you finish your Glowworm Experience, we make our way back through the scenic roads to Auckland CBD. Tour Duration: 7-8 Hrs Pick Up: 6:30 to 7:00 am

Tour Highlights:

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD.
  • Snacks & water.
  • Admission & Guided tour of Waitomo Caves includes a boat ride.
  • Drive Back to Auckland CBD.

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Caving & Black Water Rafting See Glow Worms Too!

Over three hours you’ll take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down an underground river as you enjoy the glow  worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above.

Pick Up 8AM
Drop Off 7 PM


  • Caving and walking,
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting).
  • A small waterfall jumping.


  • Beginner level.
  • You must be 12 years and 45kg+.
  • Need swimwear and towel.
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided.

Zip Line, Climbing & Caving (Dry Tour)

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. Edge over crossings high above roaring stream ways. You’ll also spider-walk through ancient rift passages and experience the challenges of technical high rope work and flying foxes.

Pick Up 7 AM
Drop Off 6 PM


  • Technical rope work.
  • Flying fox / zip line.
  • Abseiling.
  • Ladder crossings.
  • Climbing.
  • Caving and walking.


  • You must be 16 years and older and under 120kgs.
  • Need underlayer (i.e. shorts, t-shirts and a pair of socks) and a towel.
  • All other equipment provided.
  • You will need to pass a ‘breathalyser’ and ‘squeeze box test’ before starting the tour.

W4: Abseiling & Cave Tubing (Black Water Rafting)

Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 35 metre too, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

Pick Up 9 AM
Drop Off 6 PM


  • Abseiling training
  • Abseiling 35 metres
  • Caving and walking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Flying Fox
  • Waterfalls


  • Beginner level.
  • You must be 16 years+ and 45kg+.
  • Need swimwear and towel.
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided.

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