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The Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre hosts one of the best special interest museums in New Zealand and possibly one of the best cave interpretation centres in the world.
This must-see award-winning centre explores the above and below ground treasures of Waitomo by describing the geology, the development of caves, cave life, and limestone (karst) landscapes, as well as how caves are explored and local culture and history through modern and informative displays. There are hands on activities and a cave crawl for the adventurous.
The centre features a 20 minute multi-media show Arachnocampa Luminosa, another must-see experience for cave visitors that describes the life-cycle of the New Zealand glowworm.
Waitomo Museum of Caves, 21 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton - Waikato, 3943, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 7 days a week. 18 Apr 2017 - 20 Oct 2017: 8:45am - 5pm. 21 Oct 2017 - 24 Dec 2017: 8:45am - 5:30pm. 25 Dec 2017: Closed. 26 Dec 2017 - 14 Jan 2018: 8:30am - 6:45pm. 15 Jan 2018 - 25 Feb 2018: 8:30am - 6pm. 26 Feb 2018 - 2 Apr 2018: 8:45am - 5:30pm. 3 Apr 2018 - 19 Oct 2019: 8:45am - 5pm.
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to airport:
- 1 hour from Hamilton Airport
- Proximity to coach terminal:
- Directly across the road
- Proximity to town:
- Centre of Waitomo Caves village
Pricing and Conditions
|Adult||$0.00 - $5.00|
- Other charges:
- Free or discounted in conjunction with many cave tours. Call us to find out more!
- Further pricing information:
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. NZ schools rate $3.00 per head