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 your accommodation in Auckland City or Airport. 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.
at the End, 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 your Auckland City Accommodation or Airport.

Tour Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Pick Up: 6:30 to 7:00 am

Tour Highlights:

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD or Airport.
  • Snacks & water.
  • Admission & Guided tour of Waitomo Caves includes a boat ride.
  • Drive Back to your Accommodation in Auckland CBD or Airport.
Airline Crew $149 pp

More Activities for Adrenalin Junkies

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

 

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

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • 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

 

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

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • 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

 

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

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
  • Beginner level.
  • You must be 16 years+ and 45kg+.
  • Need swimwear and towel.
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided.