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Triple Cave
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WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES + RUAKURI CAVE + ARANUI CAVE

Do more with your time and discover all that Waitomo has to offer with this super scenic combo, where you’ll explore three of the best caves in New Zealand.


Discover all that Waitomo has to offer with this super scenic Triple Cave Combo, where you’ll discover three of the most breathtaking, magical caves in Waitomo and in New Zealand. 

Take a boat ride under a sky of living stars in the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, then discover the hidden entrance and stunning formations of Aranui Cave – Waitomo’s best-kept secret! Cap the trio off by exploring New Zealand’s longest underground walking tour through Ruakuri Cave. You’ll see it all with the triple cave combo, as you learn about the culture, history and cave formations that have formed over millions of years. You’ll also have the ultimate glowworm photo opportunity in Ruakuri Cave, with a chance to grab a selfie with these unique creatures. An experience you will never forget.


  • Boat Ride

  • Glowworms

  • Stairs

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Photography

Prices


  • Was $189

    NZD$140 Adult

  • Was $80

    NZD$55 Child

  • Was $466

    NZD$250 Family

Booking Conditions Book

Essential Information

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, 1.5 hours for Ruakuri Cave and 1 hour for Aranui Cave.

Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

Preparation


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

The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is 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 has full wheelchair and pushchair access.

Photography and video are permitted in selected areas of Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave so bring your camera. Please do not touch formations. They are easily discoloured by people touching them and the more fragile formations can break. Please help us protect the beauty of the cave.

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 and Aranui 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, 1.5 hours for Ruakuri Cave and 1 hour for Aranui 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, located at the top car park on Tumutumu Rd, and Aranui Cave in the bottom carpark, both are just 5 minutes from the visitor centre. 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 and Aranui 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