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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7 878 8227
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, White-water rafting
Owner description: The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves amaze with thousands of...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, White-water rafting
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of those things in life you should experience. The glow worms light up the cave and you are just sitting there in silence taking it in. The guide we had was funny, patient and spoke very clearly.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The Glowworm Caves are something you'll never forget! Jaw dropping boat tour in the darkness of a beautiful cave. What you see is unforgettable and the beauty of prehistoric nature is magical. Great Maori guide as well. The only bummer is that you are not allowed to take pictures.

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Lots of glow worm facts. Lots of stalactite and stalagmite facts. Most importantly, lots of glow worm time. My favourite moment was drifting along in the boat in the darkness, into the glow worm cathedral.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very informative and excellent Maori guide. She dealt with the annoying kid with flashing shoes in a very humorous but discreet way - some parents have got no common sense

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Too bad there's a "no photography" rule ... But having said that, no photo can ever compare with the amazing sight in the glow worm cave. The mere sight of the canopy of a galaxy of little blue stars will leave your mouth gaping, and eyes popped in awe. The guide is polite, knowledgeable ... Almost reverent. And the guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

An experience you will never Forget ! You will see thousands of glowworms on the ceiling - something you probably have never seen before..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I am having to review this a second time as Tripadvisor rated my previous attempt as innappropriate; howeverthis does not evade my experience at Waitomo. Although the cave tour was stunning, the delivery of the tour was dire. Our group had a rude and inconsiderate tour guide that showed little interest in her job other than reading from her script.... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is the second time I have been to Waitomo and I find it mesmerising. The glow worm caves are easily navigated... a few steps and you are in another world. The tour guides love their job and they offer you heaps of information about the caves and area. Once you enter, you see the beautiful limestone caves that have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing place, a fabulous experience. It is a must do. I felt truely privileged to be in the place. Silently slipping through the water with a starry glow worm ceiling... A moving experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I really liked the tour which takes you through the caves then the last and best part is by boat through to see the glow worms.

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