Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Discover New Zealand's natural highlights

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.

The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

Opening late this Summer!

Additional tours at 6pm and 7pm from 26 December to 31 January.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves


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    What, where and how. All the key details about your Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour are here.


    The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves are one of New Zealands most celebrated tourist attractions. Find out about their colourful history and the tiny glow worms that have made the name synonymous with the region.


    What you need to know about the caves including the Tomo and Cathedral, our experienced guides, cave monitoring, and guidelines for your visit.


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