Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Private Tour


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Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent)

Full day excursion - Glow worms, Kiwi Birds 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 the town of Otorohanga, site of the Kiwi House. There we will see New Zealand's famous nocturnal flightless bird and usually our visit coincides with feeding time.
Next it's a short drive to Waitomo, site of over 300 underground limestone caves.
After a pleasant lunch at a nearby venue you will experience the world famous Glowworm Caves during a 40 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 for many are a highlight of their New Zealand trip.
After this we return to Auckland via an alternative route.

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 excellent air conditioning

What’s Included

Other: Comfortable transportation, full commentary, entry fees to Caves and Kiwi House, refreshments, government tax, pick up from and return to your central Auckland location.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 NZD - For lunch

What’s Extra

Other: 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

Claire was very knowledgeable, friendly and easy to talk to. My wife and I enjoyed the tour very much.
Ronald Schmitz

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