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Things to Do in Waitomo

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Waitomo and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Waitomo activities? We have 9 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 104.16


Want to up the ante when it comes to inner tubing’ Now you can float along a subterranean river in the Waitomo Caves! Thousands of glowworms flicker on the walls as you cruise through the narrow passageways and eventually take a plunge down a waterslide. Friendly and experienced guides look after you every step of the way, soothing any jitters and ensuring a memorable adventure!

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Eco Tours

Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 119.14


On a Glowing Adventure Glow Worm Eco-Tour our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful native New Zealand forest and into untouched glow worm caves, here in the Waitomo district. We take small tours of no more than 8 people so have the ability to move slowly through the caves, to enjoy, explore, and take in the surroundings, including our mesmerising glow worm displays.<br /><br />Glowing Adventures... Read More

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Eco Tours

75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 75 minutes
Priced From: USD 56.20


Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating 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. Spectacular and unique, Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most... Read More

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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 40.46


Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above on this 45-minute, small group guided tour, as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Many of the current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

1-Hour Guided Aranui Cave Tour

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 39.71


Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. As a dry cave without a running river through it, it houses very little life past its entrance. Walk through the cave with your guide on this 1-hour tour, with an additional 15-minute guided bush walk. Visit soon to see the richly varied cave formations within close-up view and enjoy an experience you... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.46


Experience a glowworm light show among the fantastical rock formations of Footwhistle cave, an extensive cave system in Waitomo. Glowworms create a starry glow around you as your expert guide leads you through a cavern dripping in stalactites and stalagmites. Softly lit by candles and solar-powered lights, the cave's subterranean beauty is mesmerizing! This small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures personalized attention... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Glowworm Cave Tours

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 598.72


Our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful untouched caves here in the Waitomo district. We take small tours of no more than 8 people so have the ability to move slowly through the caves to enjoy, explore and take in the surroundings, including our mesmerising glow worm displays.<br /><br />Private tours consist of just your party of 2-8 people, plus a guide.<br /><br />Our walking cave... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 224.05


On our photography tours we provide beautiful natural New Zealand scenery both inside and outside of the glow worm caves, with an experienced guide.These tours are “private”. That is, your group and your guide will be the only participants on the tour. On photography tours we take a minimum of two and a maximum of four people.There are excellent photo opportunities,... Read More

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White Water Rafting

Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour

Waitomo, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 106.41


If you seek an adventure tour that plays with your senses and provides an unforgettable thrill then this tour is for you. Choose between the Black Abyss or the Labyrinth and let the fun begin!

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