Waitomo Glowworm Express: Auckland Return

from Auckland
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  • 6 hours 45 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Take a full-day tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the Central North Island.

Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through rolling farmland into the Waikato and King Country regions. Your local driver guide will point out highlights of the region along the way as well as providing an entertaining insight into New Zealand life and culture.

After arriving in the small town of Waitomo, you’ll be taken on a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves. Formed from limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations.

During your 45-minute guided tour, you’ll wander through subterranean caverns and learn about stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and other spectacular rock formations. Finish off your tour on a short but enchanting boat ride travelling through the Glowworm Grotto, where thousands of glowworms light up the darkness like tiny stars.

After your Glowworm Caves tour you’ll have leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex, where you can enjoy the stunning views and learn more about the region. Restaurant and cafe style meals are available (own expense), or a tasty picnic-style lunch can be pre-booked (optional extra). After your Waitomo experience draws to a close, board the coach for the return trip to Auckland, arriving in the afternoon.

What's Included

  • Operates daily
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Glowworm grotto boat ride
  • Waikato and King Country scenery
  • Entertaining driver commentary
  • Premium coach with onboard toilet and leather reclining seats
  • Free WiFi and onboard USB charging docks

Itinerary

  • 7:30 am
    Tour departs Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland
  • 10:15 am
    Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • 11:35 am
    Coach departs Waitomo Caves
  • 2:15 pm
    Tour returns Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Available from selected inner-city hotels.

Additional Info

  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a warm jacket for this tour
  • If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

Cancellation Policy

Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.

Questions?

0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: GS10AN