Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Ruakuri Cave

The most popular Combo

Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Ruakuri Cave is home to an innovative spiral entrance, echoing waterfalls, and limestone that flow into delicate shawl-like formations.

 Nearby, 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. If you're looking for a world class experience, take advantage of our Most Popular Combo and visit both caves for just $83 per adult - special Waitomo Caves discount!

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

Tour Details

Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Allow 45 minutes
Ruakuri Cave: Allow 2 hours

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

Most Popular Combo
Individual Caves Prices Great Combo Prices
Family Pass (2 adults / 2 children*)$287.00$183.00
* Optional additional children/adults click here



  • Valid from 1st October 2014 - 30th September 2015.
  • *Family pass is 2 adults and 2 children. Add an additional Child pass to a Family pass for $19.50 on the Most Popular and Twin Cave Combos or $30 for Triple Cave Combo.
  • Child prices are for 4-14 years old inclusive (proof may be required). Children under 4 years of age are free.
  • Theatre is included with all cave tickets shown above.
  • Discount is not valid with any other promotion.
  • Saving is on individual cave prices versus combo prices.
  • Prices and tour times are subject to change without notice.
  • Tours are subject to availability and weather conditions.
  • A complementary shuttle bus runs, however due to limited capacity during peak season may require some customers to self-drive to the cave entrance, 5km from our visitor centre.
  • "3 of the Best" Triple Cave Combo includes guided tours of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Aranui Cave and Ruakuri Cave.
  • Child age is 4-14 years inclusive. Children under 4 are free.
  • 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 Cave.
  • 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

  • Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo


    Ruakuri Cave is regarded as Waitomo's longest and most comprehensive guided underground walking tour. Recently re-opened after an 18 year hiatus, it takes its visitors on a 1.6 kilometre journey deep into the dark recesses of the earth. A caving experience that's up close and personal.