Discover Waitomo Tour from Auckland

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Enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers of the World Famous Glowworm Caves.


Day Tours in Waitomo
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Hotel pick-up or Sky City Coach Terminal
7 hours and 40 minutes
daily at 7:30 AM
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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, like Rangiriri, where a major battle was fought between British forces and those loyal to the Maori King movement in 1863.

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. 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 buffet lunch can be pre-booked. After your Waitomo experience draws to a close, board the coach for the return trip to Auckland, arriving in the afternoon.



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Available Languages

  • All tours include a comprehensive English commentary by the driver guide while headsets are provided in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.

Please Note

  • Children under 3 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

  • Comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour are recommended.

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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