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Morning Tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves 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.

Description

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.

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.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide/driver
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Tour without Lunch

Duration: 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:35-07:45

    Pick-up at Rotorua Hotels or Check-in at Tourism Rotorua

  • Set Off from Rotorua

    Pass through a tunnel of natural greenery formed by trees arching over the road at the beautiful Fitzgerald. Your expert guide will highlight points of interest in areas you come across on your journey.

  • 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 tiny glowworms.

  • Head Back to Rotorua for Another Natural Spetacle

    While on board, enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Then, arrive back at Rotorua early in the afternoon at the geothermal hotspot for another magnificent natural wonder.

  • 13:30

    Check-out at Tourism Rotorua or Drop-off at Rotorua Hotels

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 Lunch

Duration: 6 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Picnic-style lunch / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:35-07:45

    Pick-up at Rotorua Hotels or Check-in at Tourism Rotorua

  • Set Off from Rotorua

    Pass through a tunnel of natural greenery formed by trees arching over the road at the beautiful Fitzgerald. Your expert guide will highlight points of interest in areas you come across on your journey.

  • 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 tiny glowworms.

  • Head Back to Rotorua for Another Natural Spetacle

    While on board, a delicious picnic-style lunch will be served as you enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Then, arrive back at Rotorua early in the afternoon at the geothermal hotspot for another magnificent natural wonder.

  • 13:45

    Check-out at Tourism Rotorua or Drop-off at Rotorua Hotels

Tour guides very knowledgeable
And helpful
Worth doing it
Just don't like idea of being transferred from one tour bus to another

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  • (For Check-In) Tourism Rotorua (Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St) Time: 07:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Rotorua Hotels Time: 07:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Tourism Rotorua (Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St) Time: 13:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Rotorua Hotels Time: 13:30:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Tourism Rotorua (Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St) Time: 07:35:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Rotorua Hotels Time: 07:45:00

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Tourism Rotorua (Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St) Time: 13:30:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Rotorua Hotels Time: 13:30:00

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

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Tourism Rotorua.

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Tour guides very knowledgeable
And helpful
Worth doing it
Just don't like idea of being transferred from...
one tour bus to another more

Lea

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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