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Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave

Waitomo, North Island, New Zealand

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1 hour,60 minutes
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Meet your guide and small group at the CaveWorld office, then hop in a shuttle for a 5-minute ride to the cave. Disembark and follow your guide on a short walk through New Zealand’s lush forest where you can glimpse native birds, ferns and a large waterfall that feeds a stream that runs into the cave.
Pause at the entrance while your eyes adjust to the dim light and listen as your guide shares the history of Footwhistle cave, known to local Maori as Te Anaroa cave. Once you’re ready, enter the candle-lit cavern.
Marvel at the soft pinpoints of light that come from the glowworms surrounding you. Your guide can help you get great photos in the dim cavern. Continue further into the cave on a side passage where you will see ancient bones from a moa, a large emu-like bird that went extinct about 600 years ago.
As you slowly walk through the cave system, note its otherworldly setting of sparkly stalactite and stalagmite formations, twinkling bugs, and a bubbling stream that runs through the cave.
When you reach the largest cavern, take a seat as your guide demonstrates how the first cave tours were conducted more than 100 years ago. Your guide lights a magnesium torch that flares brightly for a moment, revealing sculptural rock formations and a dome-shaped ceiling. As the torch fades, your guide turns on the lights and gives you time to look around the magnificent space.
Make your way back to the cave entrance after about 30 minutes and return by shuttle to the office where your tour ends.

Information

Includes:
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes suitable for walking

Meeting Point

CaveWorld, Waitomo Caves
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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