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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

The architectural award-winning Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre is not only home to the entrance of the iconic Waitomo Glowworm Cave, but it also has a restaurant, cafe, exhibition space, theatre, and gift store.

Essential Information

  • 39 Waitomo Village Road
  • 0800 456 922​
  • Open from 9am daily
  • Tours depart every 15 minutes

Ruakuri Cave

Check-in for Ruakuri Cave tours is at the Ruakuri Visitor Centre on Tumutumu Road.  

Essential Information

  • 205 Ruakuri Rd, Waitomo
  • 0800 456 922​
  • Open from 9am daily, 365 days a year
  • Tours depart

Aranui Cave

Aranui Cave is located just 3 kilometers or a short five-minute drive (off Tumutumu Road) from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Aranui Cave Tours depart from Carpark B in the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, check in at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre at 39 Waitomo Village Road.

Essential Information

  • 39 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo
  • 0800 456 922
  • Regular tours run daily from 9:00am with the last tour at 4pm

Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is located a short distance outside Waitomo Caves village. This is the booking and assembly point for all black water rafting and Ruakuri Cave experiences. It is also the home of the Long Black Cafe, where you will find an epic burger selection to fill you up before or after your tour.

Essential Information

  • 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves
  • 0800 228 464
  • Open daily from 7am, 365 days a year
  • Tours leave on the hour for Black Abyss and every 30 minutes for Black Labyrinth

Waitomo Homestead

Waitomo Homestead is the perfect stop for visitors to Waitomo. With a stunning rural backdrop, relax and try delicious locally sourced food and a barista-made coffee, before or after your Waitomo Caves experience.

Essential Information

  • 584 State Highway 3, Otorohanga
  • +64 78737397
  • Open daily from 8am, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)