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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7 878 8227
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Ranked #14 of 18 Attractions in Waitomo Caves
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, White-water rafting
Owner description: The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves amaze with thousands of magical glowworms that sparkle above, as you glide through the cave by boat. Enjoy the... more » Owner description: The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves amaze with thousands of magical glowworms that sparkle above, as you glide through the cave by boat. Enjoy the ornate cave decorations and sculptures that have developed over thousands of years. To book, ring 0800 456 922. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went through the Waitomo glow worm caves and two others in a package tour. It was absolutely mind blowing. Felt sorry for the tour guide as half the tour weren't listening to her but she wasn't letting it get to her and she was still friendly and very informative . Everyone must to this tour - the boat trip at... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was in awe the whole time, my favourite part was going on the boat in the pitch dark without making a noise. We had some arrogant guys behind us distracting us a little but didn't spoil the amazing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Excellent adventure of the caves especially the glow worms towards the end of the tour. Experienced tour guide at a reasonable price. Better value if you do the 3 caves deal at 91 NZD per person. Well worth the adventure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The glowworm tour was fantastic. It was like we were gazing at stars, especially when we were on the boat. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A tour through the caves initially on foot and then by boat. The glowworms are a must see sight. We went as part of our package tour and were lucky enough to have some good choristers who made excellent use of the acoustics

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We visited Aranui Cave first then the Glow worm Cave. The caves were amazing and the glow worms were beautiful to look at. Both tour guides from Aranui and Glow worm caves were very helpful and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Absolutely worth seeing. Though the price seems a bit expensive, the image of the glowworms blazing like stars will forever be engraved in your mind. Truly beautiful...unless they switch on the lights and you'll see saliva-like cocoon dangling from the ceiling (but it's beautiful in it's own way). Photography is not permitted but don't really need to because you don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Beautiful caves and amazing glowworms to see. The tour guide was very helpful and informative. Things to do are walking through the caves and a short boat trip, nothing exciting but totally worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was an educational and enjoyable experience. This shows how nature takes it's course. Worth the money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visited the glow worm cave at waitomo this morning. I had been in the Ruakuri caves first. The difference in the two yours was amazing. The two tour guides in Ruakuri knew their stuff and entertained the tour with stories facts and jokes. The glow worm cave was basically look down a big hole, tomo, as you enter the... More

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