Our guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. Many of our current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area.
- Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms
- Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its acoustics
- Enjoy listening to stories about Maori culture from our local guides
- Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original iconic New Zealand attraction
Average Duration: 45 minutes
World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves are just over 2 hours south of Auckland, 1 hour south of Hamilton, and 2 hours west of Rotorua. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are situated 8km along Waitomo Caves Road, off State Highway 3.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre also has Restaurant, Cafe, Exhibition Space, Theatre and Gift Shop.
39 Waitomo Village Road,
Waitomo Caves, Waitomo 3943
Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves do not have wheelchair access however Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair friendly.
GUIDELINES FOR YOUR VISIT
It is our aim to provide the best service possible to all cave visitors. We seek your co-operation fulfilling these aims and ask that you follow the guidelines listed below.
- Please do not touch formations. Stalactites and stalagmites take a long time to form. They are easily discoloured by people touching them and the more fragile formations can break. Please help us protect the beauty of the cave.
- To protect the cave atmosphere and for the enjoyment and consideration of others, we ask that you do not smoke in the cave.
- All photography is strictly forbidden. This includes non-flash photography and video.
- Keep quiet at all times, especially in the boat and on the jetties.