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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour

by Waitomo Glowworm Caves Duration 45m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$51

Venture inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and enter a magical world shimmering with thousands of tiny glowworms. After discovering the incredible acoustic properties of the chamber known as the Cathedral, board a boat and glide beneath a dazzling ceiling illuminated by living lights.

Make your own way to Waitomo and meet your guide in the visitor centre at the cave entrance. As you set foot inside the top level, learn how geological activity 30 million years ago created the remarkable limestone formations. Marvel at the various features of the cavern, such as the Tomo, a 52-foot (16-metre) shaft carved by an ancient waterfall.

Next, you descend into the Cathedral, the largest chamber in the caves. Discover how its shape, height, and rough surface have resulted in its unparalleled acoustics, as well as how many famous singers and choirs have come here to perform over the years. Get the chance to test out your own vocals, and be amazed by the pure, resonant sound.

Your journey culminates with a boat ride along an underwater river, which takes you into a cavern twinkling with a constellation of glowworms. As you gaze up in wonder at the starry ceiling, learn how these tiny, luminous insects belong to a species only found in New Zealand. Relish the sensation of floating slowly through the magical cavern before returning to the world of daylight.

Venture inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and enter a magical world shimmering with thousands of tiny glowworms. After discovering the incredible acoustic properties of the chamber known as the Cathedral, board a boat and glide beneath a dazzling ceiling illuminated by living lights.

Make your own way to Waitomo and meet your guide in the visitor centre at the cave entrance. As you set foot inside the top level, learn how geological activity 30 million years ago created the remarkable limestone formations. Marvel at the various features of the cavern, such as the Tomo, a 52-foot (16-metre) shaft carved by an ancient waterfall.

Next, you descend into the Cathedral, the largest chamber in the caves. Discover how its shape, height, and rough surface have resulted in its unparalleled acoustics, as well as how many famous singers and choirs have come here to perform over the years. Get the chance to test out your own vocals, and be amazed by the pure, resonant sound.

Your journey culminates with a boat ride along an underwater river, which takes you into a cavern twinkling with a constellation of glowworms. As you gaze up in wonder at the starry ceiling, learn how these tiny, luminous insects belong to a species only found in New Zealand. Relish the sensation of floating slowly through the magical cavern before returning to the world of daylight.

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10:30 AM, Tour in English

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2:30 PM, Tour in English

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5:00 PM, Tour in English

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9:00 AM, Tour in English

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9:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 45m No booking or credit card fees

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour

Activity Location

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

39 Waitomo Village Road

Otorohanga 3943

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    39 Waitomo Village Road

    Waitomo 3977

  • Make Your Own Way There (2.5 hours drive from Auckland)

    Auckland

  • Make Your Own Way There (2 hour drive from Rotorua)

    Rotorua


Highlights

  • Enchanting boat ride through an incredible glowworm cave

  • Magical sight of thousands of tiny, shimmering glowworms

  • A variety of limestone features formed 30 million years ago

  • Chance to experience amazing acoustics of the Cathedral

  • Local guide to share insight into ancient geological history


Inclusions

  • Guided boat tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult. Children aged 13 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity begins in Waitomo, which is approximately 45 miles (72 km) away from Hamilton, 88 miles (142 km) away from Tauranga, 93 miles (150 km) away from Rotorua, and 119 miles (192 km) away from Auckland. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

2/5 15 May 2019

Lighting was very poor, could be more lights on walk way and stairs. Cave area could be better lighted, I understand the glow worms need to be in dark, but upper area could be better lit up. Have been to Jenolan Caves in Australia, which is much bigger and better. Was only there for glow worms, which were very amazing but thought was over priced and very short. Seemed to be a tourist want to take your money and then hurry as many people in and out place. Gift shop and photos over priced. When will these people learn that if you make the prices cheaper alot more people would buy and you will make more profits. Do not bother if you have seen caves in other places. Buy some glow in the dark stickers at a cheap store with your money, will be much more satisfied.At least you can take some photos with a sign saying(insert your name)Caves.

5/5 22 Apr. 2019

Was an amazing experience, loved every second of it. Especially enjoyed learning about the history of the Waitomo Caves

Lisa Pritchard

Hawke’s bay