Waitomo Glowworm Caves
World-renowned and attracting visitors from home and overseas, the unique New Zealand glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa, radiate their luminescent light to light your way like stars in the Milky Way. The species was first described in 1871 when it was collected from a gold mine in the Thames region. Marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as you glide silently on the world famous boat ride along the Waitomo river through to the glowworm grotto. Nothing will quite prepare you for the sight, but you’ll never forget it.
Prices are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). The tour is available 365 days a year.
The tour starts every hour from 09:00 to 17:00.
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, there is however no wheelchair access. Bring comfortable shoes and a warm jacket as the temperature in the cave never exceeds 15 degrees.
Total duration of the tour
100% cancelation fee within 48 hours. Customers will be charged a $20 administration fee in any case
39 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo 3943