Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Scenic Lookout
39 Waitomo Caves Rd., Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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Open until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:30 PM
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8.7/10

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    easegill
    "Ruakuri Cave was excellent with a great guide."(2 Tips)
    Hamilton & Waikato Region
    "adventurous experiences including Blackwater Rafting."(3 Tips)
    Onyx M.
    "Our tour guide Rob was highly knowledgeable and friendly."(5 Tips)
    Yann Lin T.
    "Beautiful glow worm in cave"(11 Tips)
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  • Hobolina

    Glowworm caves very eerie and peaceful experience.

    Hobolina · 1 week ago
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  • Douglon T.

    Super educational and beautiful. Just pray that you are with a quiet tour group or the noisy chatter will ruin the experience.

    Douglon Tse · October 1, 2015
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  • Jolene G.

    So amazing loved it only wish I could take a photo inside.

    Jolene Grizzle · September 15, 2015
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  • Spasm S.

    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.

    Spasm Studio · September 13, 2015
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  • Jamshed M.

    Don't let cameras into the cave, so take your best mental pictures :)

    Jamshed Mughal · April 9, 2015
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  • Josh A.

    Awesome experience but too short. This is a magical place though!

    Josh A · February 21, 2015
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  • Alina M.

    Skip the mediocre food and drinks.

    Alina Maatjes-Siletskaya · December 27, 2014
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  • Ali A.

    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.

    Ali Anderson · November 30, 2014
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  • Lewis S.

    One of the best things I've done in New Zealand

    Lewis S. · November 29, 2014
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  • Kass K.

    One of my favourite experiences in New Zealand. A must do! Dry and wet options available

    Kass K · November 22, 2014
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  • Ilusha Z.

    Absolutely must see, The Glow Warm Cave is the easiest way to see a beautiful cavern full of the glowwarms.

    Ilusha Zaritskiy · November 20, 2014
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  • AFiq N.

    closed at 0500

    AFiq NuruDdin · October 25, 2014
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  • Onyx M.

    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.

    Onyx Mueller · September 15, 2014
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  • Sebastian

    Lame and overpriced. Do free waipu or abbey caves in northland instead if you can.

    Sebastian · August 28, 2014
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  • Faliq Nigelle K.

    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

    Faliq Nigelle Khan · April 20, 2014
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  • Yann Lin T.

    Beautiful glow worm in cave

    Yann Lin Tan · March 22, 2014
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  • Mayank G.

    Amazing experience, looks like stars in the sky

    Mayank Gupta · December 22, 2013
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  • Danny G.

    Be silent. Very silent.

    Danny Goh · December 5, 2013
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  • easegill

    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.

    easegill · October 3, 2013
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  • Hamilton &.

    From glowworms to Black water rafting, Waitomo is underground experiences at their best

    Hamilton & Waikato Region · June 22, 2012
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  • Paggy S.

    Buy the combo online! Very nice place

    Paggy S · January 26, 2012
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  • 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.

    Hamilton & Waikato Region · August 31, 2011
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  • Simone D.

    Tumutumu tubing is awesome

    Simone De jong · December 2, 2010
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  • Jacinta H.

    look into black water rafting

    Jacinta Hoare · March 14, 2010
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