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!

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.