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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Tour with Boat Ride

Waitomo departing Auckland
Auckland and Beyond Tours

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Tour with Boat Ride


  • Guided tour of the spectacular Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Boat ride through the Waitomo River and Grotto
  • Transfers from Auckland CBD or Airport

Meander through the world famous Waitomo Caves, gazing at the thousands of glowworms that light up the cave ceiling like a starry night sky. This half day tour includes convenient return transfers from Auckland and a 45 minute guided boat ride through the underground river and famous grotto.

What's Included?

  • Transfers from Auckland CBD or Airport
  • Admission and guided tour in Waitomo Caves
  • 45 minute guided boat tour through the Waitomo River
  • Snacks and water

This tour departs from Auckland for a pleasant two and a half-hour drive south to the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The caves are known for it's species of Arachnocampa luminosa, found exclusively in New Zealand, that emit a mesmerising blue-green glow. On arrival, take 30 minutes to stretch your legs, grab some food or enjoy a refreshment before boarding the boat for a guided tour. As you meander along the Waitomo River, prepare to gaze in amazement at the thousands of tiny glowworms that create a dazzling underground galaxy. After this unforgettable experience, enjoy a scenic drive back to Auckland where you can compare your extraordinary photos.

Session Length

  • Operating all days of the year except Christmas Day
  • Pick up 6-6:30am, returning at 12:30pm


Bookings are essential. A minimum of 4 participants required for this experience to run.

If you have an Infant from 0 - 2 travelling with you, please contact the provider at the time of booking.


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

This tour runs with a maximum of 12 people. A minimum of four people are required for this tour to proceed.

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This experience departs Auckland visiting the Waikato region.

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