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NZD$122

 

2.5hrs

Cave and Cabin Combo

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Cave and Cabin Combo

Come for a weekend! Extend your stay in Waitomo with our most popular cave combo where you can visit both the famous Waitomo Glowworm Cave and enchanting Ruakuri Cave. Spend a night at the Waitomo Homestead Cabins, located in the heart of the Waitako.


Caves Most Popular Combo

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable glowworm experience, then our most popular combo is for you! Go with the glow and visit both the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, as well as enchanting Ruakuri Cave. Discover thousands of illuminating glowworms as you explore these glittering underground worlds on two walking tours.

 

The Waitomo Homestead Cabins

The Waitomo Homestead Cabins are the perfect place to stay and unwind in Waitomo. Located just 10 minutes from the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with comfortable beds, modern facilities and a beautiful villa and gardens, to relax, enjoy nature and get a good night’s sleep.


  • Boat Ride

  • Glowworms

  • Stairs

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Photography

Prices


  • NZD$122 Adult*

Deals


*minimum 2 adults


Booking Conditions Book

Essential Information

  • Essential Information

  • 39 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves
  • +64 7 878 8228
    0800 456 922​
  • Open from 9am Thursday - Sunday (7 Days through December and January)

Departure Information


Current Departure times::
Open from 9am Thursday - Sunday (7 Days through December and January)

Tours depart from 9am. We run additional tours in summer (to be confirmed at booking).

Allow 1 hour for the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and 1.5 hours for Ruakuri Cave.

Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

Preparation


  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Wear a warm jacket
  • Bring your camera

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths. Please note: the Waitomo Glowworm Cave does not have wheelchair access. However, Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair friendly.

Photography and video are permitted in selected areas of Ruakuri Cave so bring your camera.

FAQs


  • How can I confirm my tour bookings if I am confused?

    If you are confused about a certain tour time, you can confirm your bookings and times by phoning the contact centre on 0800 456 922.

  • What do I need to bring on the tour?

    All you will need are comfortable shoes, a warm jacket, and a camera for Ruakuri Cave.

  • How many people can go on each boat tour?

    There are 23 people or under on each boat tour.

  • How long is each tour?

    Allow 1 hour for the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and 1.5 hours for Ruakuri Cave.

  • Are kids free?

    Under 4 year olds go free, but they must be booked to secure a place on the tour.

  • Can I include a child aged over 14 as a child in a family pass?

    No you can not, you will need to book them as an adult. Proof of age may be required.

  • What is the check-in time and location?

    Waitomo Glowworm Cave tours depart from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre, located at 39 Waitomo Village Rd. You will then self-drive to the Ruakuri Visitor Centre on Tumutumu Rd, 5 minutes away. Check-in 30 minutes prior to your first tour departure.

  • Can you take photos or video this tour?

    Photography and video are not permitted inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, but is allowed in Ruakuri Cave.

  • What is the temperature inside the caves?

    16-17 ºC year round