Most Popular Combo

Glowworm Cave + Ruakuri Cave

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. 

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

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 ComboRegular PriceCombo Price
Adults$122​$89
Children​$51​$33
Family Pass(2 adults/2 children*)$300$192​

Booking Conditions

  • Valid from 1st October 2016 - 30th September 2017.
  • *Family pass is 2 adults and 2 children, with extra child available to add to family pass
  • 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 ou r 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.

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Departure Times

Enquire at booking. 2 hours 45 minutes

Pricing Regular Price
Adult ticket$89
Child ticket$33
Family ticket$192
Extra Child ticket$20