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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Rotorua

Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand

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6 hours
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US$139.71 US$ 147.94
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Adult(s) x (Age 13 To 99)
Children x (Age 3 To 12)
Infant(s) x (Age 0 To 2)
At least one participants should be selected.

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  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach


Depart Rotorua in the morning and travel over the scenic Mamaku Ranges as the tour heads west to Waitomo. Enjoy a gourmet lunch-box (if option selected) aboard the bus as you travel through the picturesque countryside to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, passing by beautiful Lake Karapiro, popular for kayaking and rowing.
On arrival at the caves, start your tour by exploring the main chambers. View the impressive stalactites and stalagmites, created by the constant dripping of water over thousands of years. Later, board your boat and head down river to the grotto. As your eyes become accustomed to the darkness, you will see a faint band of light that surrounds you, these are the glowworms. Be entranced by thousands of tiny living lights hanging like ropes of pearls from the ceiling of the cave.
After your caves tour, re-board the coach for your return journey to Rotorua. passing through the Fitzgerald Glade, a section of the highway where the native bush grows right up to the roadside and the trees form a canopy overhead like a tunnel.


  • Lunch - Lunch-box with gourmet sandwich, fresh fruit, pastries and water (if option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Meeting Point

Tour departs from centrally located Rotorua hotels
The Tourism Rotorua Office
Departure Time:
7:45 AM
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:30pm
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Rotorua


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