Waitomo Glowworm Caves:
For over 100 years Waitomo Glowworm Caves have attracted millions of people from all over the world. The moment you enter this subterranean wonderland you'll discover an ancient underground labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos, and marvel at amazing stalactites and stalagmites - mother nature's decorations created by nature. You'll experience a boat trip like no other, journeying through the starry expanse of the Glowworm Grotto, while your way is lit by a multitude of tiny glowworm lights.
Located just 3kms from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Aranui Cave is a ‘must see' when visiting Waitomo. The most beautiful of caves, Aranui has a resplendent array of stalactites and stalagmites. The delicate formations create a place for quiet contemplation and a time to reflect on the wonders of nature.
Average Duration: Allow at least 2 hours for both activities
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
Tours depart from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre (39 Waitomo Village Road) or The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. - (585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo)
Check in 15minutes before tour time for all tours.
Caves are suitable for all ages, Please note that silence is required at times during the tours.
Photography is permitted in Aranui Cave, but not in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.