Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above, as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction.


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The Waitomo region is home to unforgettable sightseeing attractions. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 125 years of cultural and natural history. Our expert guides will draw you into this awesome environment, sharing the Caves' historical and geological significance.

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.

More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination.

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Physical address

39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $55.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
Waitomo Cave: Adult $55.00 Child (4-14 yrs inclusive) $25.00 Child (3 yrs & under) Free of Charge Family (2 adults / 2 children*) $140.00 Most Popular Combo–Glowworm Cave & Ruakuri Cave: Adult $134.00 Child (4 -14 yrs inclusive) $45.00 Child (3 yrs & under) Free of Charge Family (2 adults / 2 children*) $326.00 Triple Cave Combo–Glowworm Cave & Ruakuri & Aranui Caves: Adult $144.00 Child (4 -14 yrs inclusive) $56.00 Child (3 yrs & under) Free of Charge Family (2 adults / 2 children) $290.00

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
49km to Hamilton Airport.
Proximity to town:
55km to Hamilton.

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Opening times

Business hours:
7 days. Aranui Cave is closed on Christmas Day (25th December). Tours depart every half hour: 9am -5pm. From Labour Weekend to Easter Monday: 9am - 5.30pm. Tours depart daily - 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES YES
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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