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
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.