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.

Description

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.

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.

Includes

  • Complimentary morning snack

  • Admission fees

  • English-speaking guide/driver
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Tour without Buffet Lunch

Duration: 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Complimentary morning snack / Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Start Your Journey in Beautiful Countryside

    Depart from Auckland in the morning and travel through the Waikato and King Country regions. Your driver guide will provide interesting information about the areas along the way, such as Rangiriri, where a major battle between colonial forces and the Maori was fought.

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    Head deep underground into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a 45-minute guided tour through a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn more facts about the cave and end the tour with a captivating boat ride to the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.

  • Free Time at the Waitomo Visitor Complex

    After the enchanting tour of the cave, you'll have the rest of the day to yourself at the Waitomo Visitor Complex. Spend your time enjoying stunning views and learning more about this beautiful region. Then head back to the coach for your return trip to Auckland.

  • 14:45

    Drop-off at Auckland Hotels or Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Tour with Buffet Lunch

Duration: 7:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Complimentary morning snack / Admission fees / Buffet-style lunch / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Start Your Journey in Beautiful Countryside

    Depart from Auckland in the morning and travel through the Waikato and King Country regions. Your driver guide will provide interesting information about the areas along the way, such as Rangiriri, where a major battle between colonial forces and the Maori was fought.

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    Head deep underground into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a 45-minute guided tour through a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn more facts about the cave and end the tour with a captivating boat ride to the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.

  • Free Time at the Waitomo Visitor Complex

    After the enchanting tour of the cave, you'll have the rest of the day to yourself at the Waitomo Visitor Complex. Spend your time enjoying stunning views, learning more about this beautiful region and enjoy a buffet-style lunch. Then head back to the coach for your return trip to Auckland.

  • 14:45

    Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal or Drop-off at Auckland Hotels

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  • (For Check-In) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 07:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Specific Hotels in Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Specific Hotels in Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 14:45:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 07:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Specific Hotels in Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 07:30:00

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Specific Hotels in Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand) Time: 14:45:00

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

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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