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School Packages

What your school trip to Waitomo might look like.

There is lots to explore at Waitomo! We have a variety of packages we can customise to suit your school. These are just a few examples of what your adventure packed day(s) could look like:

 

Full Day Package

Arrive at Waitomo Visitor Center by 11.30am
Welcomed by our educational coordinator upon arrival – 10 mins
Health and safety brief – 10 mins
Waitomo glowworm cave full experience – 1 hour
Packed lunch at Waitomo homestead – 1 hour 
High Tea
Depart Waitomo to Auckland by approx. 2:30pm

 

Learning Topics: cave formation; Titiwai; Maori culture and heritage; Sustainability of the land; tourism; Covid impact and management.

 

2 days package:

 

Day 1

Day 2
Arrive at Waitomo Visitor Center by 11.30am Continental breakfast at Waitomo Homestead
Welcomed by our educational coordinator upon arrival – 10 mins Ruakuri cave bush walk with an experienced guide - 45 mins
Health and safety brief – 10 mins Depart Waitomo at 10am
Waitomo glowworm cave full experience (bilingual tour) – 1 hour  
Packed lunch at Waitomo homestead – 1 hour  
Classroom style session – 1 hour (choose one or two topics from the list)   
Check in to Cabins  
Full dinner at Waitomo Homestead  

 

Learning topics: cave formation and cave creatures like Titiwai; Maori culture and heritage, Biology, Geology, Sustainability of the land, Tourism, Covid impact and management.

 

Three days and two nights package:

 

Day 1

Day 2  Day 3
Arrive at Waitomo Visitor Center by 11.30am Continental breakfast at Waitomo homestead    Continental breakfast at Waitomo homestead
Welcomed by our educational coordinator upon arrival – 10 mins Waitomo museum – talk & displays; 1 hour Ruakuri cave bush walk with an experienced guide – 45 mins
Health and safety brief – 10 mins Aranui cave experience – 1 hour Depart Waitomo at approx. 11:00pm
Waitomo glowworm cave full experience – 1 hour Packed lunch at Waitomo visitor center  
Packed lunch at Waitomo homestead – 1 hour Ruakuri cave experience – 2 hours  
Classroom style session – 1 hour (choose one or two topics from the list) Self- guided Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk – 1 hour  
Full dinner at Waitomo homestead Full dinner at Waitomo homestead  
Stay overnight at Waitomo cabins  Stay overnight at Waitomo cabins  

 

Learning topics: cave formation and cave creatures like Titiwai; Maori culture and heritage, Biology, Geology, Sustainability of the land, Tourism, Covid impact and management.

 

Private Tours

Schools can enquire about exclusive private tours which include having the site to yourself. This will ensure that your school is safe and that you are looked after during your stay at Waitomo.  A minimum number of students for private use may apply to this special option and is subject to availability. 

Please note that higher rates might apply.