Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Full day excursion - Glow worms, Kiwi and Great Scenery!

Experience the world renowned Waitomo Glow Worm Caves including a boat ride on an underground stream from where you will see the intriguing glow worms. We also visit the Kiwi House to see our famous national flightless bird.
On our way to the caves we pass through beautiful scenery including picturesque farm land, travel alongside the Waikato river and also view distant mountains, towns and villages.


Soon after we leave Auckland city we are surrounded by lush green farmlands and shortly afterwards follow the Waikato river for considerable distance passing through Ngaruawahia, home of New Zealand's Maori King.
We have a short break for morning tea at a picturesque village and not long after arrive at Waitomo, site of over 300 underground limestone caves.
You will experience the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves during a 45 minute tour which includes a boat ride on an underground stream to view the magnificent glow worms. These caves are a must see for any traveller and the glow worms are unique to New Zealand.
After a pleasant lunch at a nearby venue we drive a short distance to the town of Otorohanga to the Kiwi House. There we will see New Zealand's famous nocturnal flightless bird and usually our visit coincides with feeding time.
On our return to Auckland and with time permitting we have options to visit the classic car museum or Hamilton Gardens.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your central city location.

End location: Deliver back to central city hotel or any other mutually acceptable city location.

Duration: 10 hours


Late model Hyundai Imax 7 seater van, clean and with air conditioning

What’s Included

Transport, commentary, entry fees to Caves and Kiwi House, morning tea, government taxes, pick up and return to your central Auckland location.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - For lunch

What’s Extra

Lunch or any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included in the price of the tour.

A Recent Review of this tour

We thoroughly enjoyed Claire and our tour. The four of us were comfortable, her commentary was interesting and educational. She was always where she needed to be and solicitous of our desires and interests. We had a lovely day.
Jo Anne Lamoreaux

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