Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Waitomo Caves
  • Yann Lin T.
    "Beautiful glow worm in cave"(2 Tips)
    "Ruakuri Cave was excellent with a great guide."(2 Tips)
    Jacinta H.
    "look into black water rafting"(2 Tips)
    Onyx M.
    "Our tour guide Rob was highly knowledgeable and friendly."(6 Tips)
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  • Spasm S.
    Spasm StudioSeptember 13, 2015
    Nice place to visit. The Ruakuri and Aranui caves are definitely worth to visit along with the Waitomo Glowworm Cave. Shame on careless tourists who with their equipment manages to damage glowworms.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJune 19
    Worth the visit but definitely overrated for the time it takes to arrive at the caves and the short time you're actually in the cave. If you can, go on a weekday, less busy.
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonNovember 30, 2014
    Amazing tour! Do the black water canyoning - you will ab-sail, zip line, float, walk, and climb. Worth the ticket price for the experience. Staff is supper supportive and helpful the entire way.
  • Onyx M.
    Onyx MuellerSeptember 15, 2014
    Whereas some of the other tours do not allow it, you CAN take photos during the hour long Footwhistle Glowworm Cave walking tour. Our tour guide Rob was highly knowledgeable and friendly.
  • easegill
    easegillOctober 3, 2013
    Ruakuri Cave was excellent with a great guide. Glowworm Cave is a much shorter trip. Great display of glowworms but you only see them for a few minutes.
  • Faliq Nigelle K.
    Faliq Nigelle KhanApril 20, 2014
    Great place to visit. Very unique. You can't take photo's inside the cave but you can do it at the end of the boat ride. I'll give 7.5/10
  • Douglon T.
    Douglon TseOctober 1, 2015
    Super educational and beautiful. Just pray that you are with a quiet tour group or the noisy chatter will ruin the experience.
  • Mimi
    MimiMarch 3
    You see more glow worms than a night sky filled with stars, it's absolutely divine. It's a bit sad how they don't let you record or take photos in this cave though.
  • Kass K.
    Kass KNovember 22, 2014
    One of my favourite experiences in New Zealand. A must do! Dry and wet options available
  • Hamilton & Waikato Region
    Millions of years in the making, Waitomo’s caves offer easy strolls and breathtaking boatrides under thousands of glowworms, or more adventurous experiences including Blackwater Rafting.
  • Jolene G.
    Jolene GrizzleSeptember 15, 2015
    So amazing loved it only wish I could take a photo inside.
  • Ilusha Z.
    Ilusha ZaritskiyNovember 20, 2014
    Absolutely must see, The Glow Warm Cave is the easiest way to see a beautiful cavern full of the glowwarms.
  • Jamshed M.
    Jamshed MughalApril 9, 2015
    Don't let cameras into the cave, so take your best mental pictures :)
  • Lady H.
    Lady HobolinaJanuary 31
    Glowworm caves very eerie and peaceful experience.
  • L bomb
    L bombAugust 12
    Cool and fairly short (30 mins) tour.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AFebruary 21, 2015
    Awesome experience but too short. This is a magical place though!
  • Lewis S.
    Lewis S.November 29, 2014
    One of the best things I've done in New Zealand
  • Hamilton &.
    From glowworms to Black water rafting, Waitomo is underground experiences at their best
  • Mayank G.
    Mayank GuptaDecember 22, 2013
    Amazing experience, looks like stars in the sky
  • Paggy S.
    Paggy SJanuary 26, 2012
    Buy the combo online! Very nice place
  • Yann Lin T.
    Yann Lin TanMarch 22, 2014
    Beautiful glow worm in cave
  • Danny G.
    Danny GohDecember 5, 2013
    Be silent. Very silent.
  • Sebastian
    SebastianAugust 28, 2014
    Lame and overpriced. Do free waipu or abbey caves in northland instead if you can.
  • AFiq N.
    AFiq NuruDdinOctober 25, 2014
    closed at 0500
  • Simone D.
    Simone De jongDecember 2, 2010
    Tumutumu tubing is awesome
  • Jacinta H.
    Jacinta HoareMarch 14, 2010
    look into black water rafting
  • Alina M.
    Alina Maatjes-SiletskayaDecember 27, 2014
    Skip the mediocre food and drinks.
  • Gerardo L.
    Increíble la cueva de los gusanos, algo único en el mundo!
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