Discover Waitomo Tour from Rotorua

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Enjoy a return day trip from Rotorua through across lush rolling farm landscape to the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves.


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6 hours
daily at 7:45 AM
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Experience stunning scenery above and below ground on a sightseeing day tour from Rotorua to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Leaving Rotorua in the morning, travel through lush farmland, enjoying commentary from your local driver guide, who will point out sites of interest like Fitzgerald Glade, where trees have formed a tunnel of natural greenery arching over the road.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo in the King Country, take a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, which were discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions. See vaulted caverns, stalactites and stalagmites and hear how these limestone formations were created over millions of years. Your tour ends with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean cavern illuminated by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms - it's magical!

After your Waitomo Caves tour we retrace our steps and return to Rotorua, arriving in the early afternoon. A picnic lunch may be booked (if option is selected) and enjoyed on board the coach. The tour concludes on arrival in the geothermal hotspot of Rotorua.


  • Pick-up from hotels and other locations

  • Guided tour

  • Lunch, depending on option


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

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 below 3 years old are free of charge if not occupying a seat.

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

  • Pick-up is available from selected hotels and locations (View list and schedule).

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Tourism Rotorua. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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