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Waitomo Glowworm and Ruakuri Caves Guided Combo Tour

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Discover the subterranean worlds of both the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave in only 2 hours, 45 minutes on a Two Cave combo package.


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.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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)

Ruakuri Cave Guided Tour

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

Tour duration

Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Approx. 45 minutes

Ruakuri Cave: Approx. 2 hours

Please note

  • 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.

  • Ruakuri Cave tour times must be pre-booked, however you can choose to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves at your own leisure.


  • Glowworm cave boat ride

  • English-speaking guide
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Waitomo Glowworm and Ruakuri Caves Guided Combo Tour

Available: Daily
Inclusions: Glowworm cave boat ride / English-speaking guide
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Meeting Point:

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Center

Alternative Meeting Point:

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Departure Times:

Daily between 09:30 - 17:00 with departures every 30 minutes.
Daily between 09:00 - 17:30 with departures every 30 minutes. (Oct 23, 2017 to April 2, 2018)

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

Ruakuri Cave Departure Times:

Daily at 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes.

Please select preferred departure times upon booking. Each cave tour must be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from each other.

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  • Smoking, bringing of food, drinks or pets are not permitted inside the caves. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to the caves.

  • Photography and video recording is prohibited inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves but it is allowed in Ruakuri Cave.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Proof of age for children between ages 4 and 14 years old.

  • Walking shoes

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
  • A complimentary shuttle bus runs, however due to limited capacity during peak season may require some customers to self-drive to the cave entrance, 5 kilometers from the visitor center.

  • Preferred time for each cave tour must be booked and scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from each other.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (09:00:00 local time) to business days (09:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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