Waitomo Glowworm twin cave tour
Adult 15yrs+ NZ$245.00
Child 5-14yrs NZ$175.00
Infant 0-4yrs NZ$125.00
Includes modern guided transport, entry fees and all taxes
Minimum 2 Adults
Discounts available for groups of 5 or more
Prices are pick up and return Hamilton (Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua also available)
Adventure and discovery
Waitomo Glow Worm and Ruakiri Cave Tour.
– 3hrs of stunning scenery, underground caving, boat rides and walks that will leave you breathless
Enjoy the world-famous 45min boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Then be transported to Ruakuri Cave, New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed.
Please bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.
Here's Why People Love It:
This is one of New Zealand’s premier and most iconic destinations. Be transported underground to an amazing new world by foot and boat.
World-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and enchanting Ruakuri Cave. Discover thousands of illuminating glowworms as you explore these glittering underground worlds on two caving tours. 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.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
The glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves’ historical and geological significance.
Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
THE BOAT RIDE
Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you’ll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths. Sorry, cameras and GoPro’s can’t be taken on Glow worm tour.
Ruakuri 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.
Please note: The Waitomo Glowworm Caves do not have wheelchair access. However Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair friendly.
Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket. You’re welcome to bring your camera on this tour.
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. With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access.
Tour times are a guide only, mornings and afternoons available, subject to availability and weather conditions.
8.00am – Depart Hamilton Hotel or similar (Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua also available)
9.30am – Tour begins
12.30pm – Lunch (if required)
1.00/1.30pm – Depart Waitomo
2.00/2.30pm – Return Hamilton Hotel or similar.