Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Aranui Cave

Twin Cave Combo

At the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, thousands of tiny glow worms cling to the cave ceiling, creating a starry sky within the underground night. You'll also see a deep limestone shaft and a soaring subterranean cathedral that will leave you speechless.

Just 5 minutes away from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves is Aranui Cave. With a natural cave entrance, it is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. Take pictures of the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations.

Note: online bookings need to be made at least 48 hours prior to your arrival at the caves

Tour Duration:
Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Allow 45 minutes
Aranui Cave: Allow 45 minutes

Aranui Cave tour times must be pre-booked, however tours run through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves during opening hours.

Waitomo and Aranui

Individual Caves Prices Great Combo Prices
Family Pass (2 adults / 2 children**)$236.00$153.00

*Optional additional children/adults click here



  • Valid from 1st October 2014 - 30th September 2015.
  • Tours are subject to availability and weather conditions.
  • Combo includes guided tours of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and​ Aranui Cave.
  • Child age is 4-14 years inclusive. Children under 4 are free.
  • Family Pass is for 2 adults and 2 children. Additional children can be added at a reduced rate.
  • No smoking, food, drink or litter are permitted inside the caves.
  • Photography and video are not permitted inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, but is allowed in the Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Caves. 
  • Management reserve the right to refuse entry to the caves.



  • Waitomo Gloworm Cave

    Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    ​Take a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Be amazed by the thousands of magical glow worms above as you glide silently by boat and see ornate cave decorations. Become part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history

  • Aranui

    Aranui Cave

    ​Just 5 minutes away from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves is Aranui Cave.  Take pictures of the prehistoric limestone formations.  These stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones come in pink, white and brown colours.