• Magical Waitomo Caves tour experiences


Waitomo Caves Tours


The enchanting Waitomo Caves have been attracting visitors for more than 120 years, thanks to their incredible limestone formations and luminescent glowworms. The subterranean cave system is located beneath the rolling green countryside of the Waikato, one of New Zealand’s prime farming regions. Your guided Waitomo Caves tour will be an unforgettable sightseeing experience as you walk through majestic caverns, explore limestone shafts, marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy a boat ride through a grotto lit by thousands of tiny native glowworms.

Visitors to Waitomo Caves can also enjoy blackwater rafting and canyoning activities. From Waitomo you can travel east, onwards to Rotorua where a geothermal wonderland rich in Māori culture and heritage awaits, or take a Hobbiton Movie Set tour.

Fun fact: Do you know how to remember the difference between stalactites and stalagmites? Stalactites hold “tight” to the ceiling, while stalagmites “might” grow up to reach the ceiling one day!