Conference & Event Venues

​ Conference facility Waitomo Glowworm CavesWaitomo Conference Services & Events Centre​

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​Come and experience our fantastic conference services in Waitomo. Our event facilities can cater for between 12 and 300 people, it’s small enough to be intimate, big enough to fit all your friends. Waitomo conference services can cater to weddings, seminars, private functions, cocktail parties and corporate events. Why not have your next event in Waitomo?

Situated 2½ hours from Auckland, 1 hour south from Hamilton and 2 hours west of Rotorua, Waitomo is the perfect venue for conferences in the heart of the Waikato region.

The new iconic Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre is the perfect location for a special event. Set in the lush native forest, this remarkable building takes its design from a hinaki, or Maori eel trap. This criss-crossed shape folds into the landscape and creates a harmony between innovative engineering and the natural environment.

While you’re in Waitomo, you can explore our unique caves. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are home to thousands of tiny glowworms creating a starry sky within the underground night that will leave you speechless. Become part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. Listen to local stories from our guides and be entranced by the magic of the sparkling glowworms.


Get out of the office and take your team to Waitomo. We have excellent team building activities in the Waikato region complimented with meeting facilities, conference services and delicious catering options. Take a look at these Black Water Rafting options to really challenge your workforce.

  • The Black Labyrinth – The original cave adventure in Waitomo will have you climbing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave.
  • Or for more of a challenge, the Black Abyss will get your blood pumping – Descend into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of a stunning glowworm studded cave. Abseil, whizz down a flying fox and take tubing to the next level!


Special event at WaitomoBack inside, there are two private conference rooms; Aranui, which can seat 12 people around the board table and Ruakuri, the larger room, can comfortably accommodate 60 people, theatre style.

Our restaurant on the lower floor can cater for 250 people, and is available for hire in the evening for events by special arrangement. We also have a theatre that can seat 49 people, and can be hired for your own purposes in the evening. The café on the upper floor is a great place to take a break for some coffee or ice cream and look out at the peaceful native bush that surrounds the building.

Want something completely different and original for your wedding? We have a food and beverage team who can work with you to create an original menu for your guests. Contact us to discuss your catering requirements.

We really want to work with you to make your conference, special event or whatever it may be, successful and ensure your guests enjoy themselves during their time in Waitomo. So please contact us on 0800 456 922.

Special Events with Discover Waitomo

​Waitomo is world famous for its magical caves and our unique events really bring this area to life. Check out our upcoming events from great things to do for children to uplifting music events in the caves.