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Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller, enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as our expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance.
Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto by boat. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.
Adult / $50
Child (4 - 14years) / $23
Tours depart every half hour daily from 9am-5.30pm daily in Summer, and 5pm in Winter. Duration approx. 45 minutes
Add magical and mystical Ruakuri Cave can be added to your Glowworm experience. Captivating a blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences, journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms. Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand's longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed, leaving you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature.
Glowworm + Ruakuri Cave
Adult / $89
Child / $33
Tours depart every half hour daily from 9am-4pm. Allow 2 hours.
Similarly, the spectacular Aranui Cave to your experience. One of Waitomo's best kept secrets, discover the Maori myths and legends behind the caves as well the most beautiful collection of decorative formations of high chambers, magnificent limestone formations and the pale brown, pink and white shades of the huge stalactites. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance, however, just inside the entrance is a colony of native New Zealand cave wetas.
Glowworm Caves + Aranui Cave
Adult / $74
Child / $33
Regular tours run daily from 9:00am with the last tour at 4pm. Allow 1 hour.
Triple Cave Combo
See the best of everything and get the most out of your Waitomo experience with the Triple Cave Combo. See, discover and explore both the Aranui and Ruakuri Caves as well as the renowned Glowworms.
Adult / $95
Child / $43
Ground Floor, 307 Durham St Nth, Christchurch New Zealand