What To Expect
Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Ruakuri Cave is home to swirling rivers, echoing waterfalls, and rocks that flow into delicate shawl-like formations.
Nearby, at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, thousands of tiny glowworms cling to the cave ceiling, creating a starry sky within the underground night. Youll also see a deep limestone shaft and a soaring subterranean cathedral that will leave you speechless.
Take a guided tour through the world-renowned Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Your guide will deliver a highly informative commentary about the formations and the history of the area with the highlight of your tour an unrivaled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.
Daily from 09:00 to 17:00 (year round)
Daily from 09:00 to 17:30 (from Labor Weekend to Easter Monday)
Newly reopened after 18 years, Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of all the best that the region has to offer. Whilst weaving your way through the vast caverns of this dynamic natural environment, this is enhanced by walkways constructed to respect the spirit of the cave as well as protecting the environment.
Availability: Daily at 09:00; 10:00; 11:30; 12:30; 13:30; 14:30; 15:30
Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Approx. 45 minutes
Ruakuri Cave: Approx. 2 hours
Experienced tour guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 4 years old are free of charge.
Family Pass is for 2 adults and 2 children.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour operates with a maximum group size of 50 persons.
The Ruakuri Cave Tour operates with a maximum group size of 18 persons.
No smoking, photography (including video), food or pets are permitted inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes