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WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES + RUAKURI CAVE

Discover the two best glowworm caves in New Zealand on this truly unforgettable experience. Glide silently by boat through the glowworm grotto and get up-close and personal with glowworm selfies in Ruakuri Cave.


If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable glowworm experience, then the most popular combo is for you. Discover the magic of both the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, as well as the enchanting Ruakuri Cave.

Discover thousands of illuminating glowworms as you explore these glittering underground worlds on two walking tours. Glide silently by boat through the Glowworm Grotto in the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, then get up-close and personal for a photo opportunity with these magical creatures in Ruakuri Cave – New Zealand’s longest underground walking tour.


  • Boat Ride

  • Glowworms

  • Stairs

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Photography

Prices


  • Was $129

    NZD$94 Adult

  • Was $54

    NZD$35 Child

  • Was $317

    NZD$204 Family

Booking Conditions Book

Essential Information

  • Essential Information

  • 39 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves
  • +64 7 878 8228
    0800 456 922​
  • Open from 9am daily, 365 days a year

Departure Information


Current Departure Times:
Open from 9am daily, 365 days a year

 

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

Allow 45 minutes 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

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 45 minutes 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 daily 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 does a family pass consist of?

    Two adults and two children.

  • What is the temperature inside the caves?

    16-17 ºC year round