Glowworm Cave Tours

Hidden beneath the rolling green countryside of the Waikato region in New Zealand’s North Island lies the awe-inspiring underground cave system of Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a guided tour of Waitomo Caves for an unforgettable experience, exploring stunning underground scenery including majestic caverns, limestone shafts, stalactites and stalagmites.

Gaze at the myriad of glowworm lights that make up the Waitomo Caves Glowworm Grotto as you glide beneath in a boat. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you’ll be fascinated and intrigued by the glowworms that light your way.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves tours operate year-round from Auckland and Rotorua and are suitable for all ages and abilities. For the more adventurous, try a black water rafting adventure in the neighbouring Ruakuri Cave.

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2 Day Tours to experience

Visit the glowworms and the home of hobbits and on a magical full day tour from Auckland
  • 12 hours
  • Full Day Tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour

from $334 NZD

Travel from Auckland to Rotorua, taking in the amazing Waitomo Caves and the Hobbiton Movie Set
  • 10 hours 15 minutes
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
  • Tasty picnic lunch included

from $334 NZD

Free cancellation

You'll receive a full refund if you cancel at least 2 hours in advance of your tour experience.