New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Location:Hamilton & Waikato

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see in New Zealand. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

Combine two or three of these unique caves to really get the most out of your Waitomo adventure. The most popular combo combines the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave, or for those with more time, the Triple Cave Combo has three of the best caves in New Zealand.

  • Experience the spectacular spiral entrance to Ruakuri Cave. Marvel at the incredible limestone formations and crystal tapestries in an intimate group. See the glow worms up close in this engaging experience.
  • Take a journey through the forest to magnificent Aranui Cave. Take pictures of the prehistoric limestone formations. These stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones come in pink, white and brown colours.

Tour times

  • Tours depart every half hour daily from 9am-5pm daily
  • Additional tours at 5.30pm from 31 October – Easter Monday
  • Additional tours at 6.30pm from 26 December (Boxing Day) - 28 February. 
  • Tour is approx 45 minutes in duration
  • Cave Combos with Ruakuri Cave & Aranui Cave are also available

Opening hours

  • Summer - 9.00am to 5.30pm (End of October to Easter Monday)
  • Winter -  9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Open from 9am daily, 365 days a year

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