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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Brilliant. The guide was great, humorous and experienced. The facilities are well maintained and it was easy to get around. A most enjoyable experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

In the beginning of the tour is ok, but we didn't really see much glow worms. Also the guide told us not to on our helmet light on the cold metal boat. All is pitch black to me. Wasting money. Very short time also. Not very worth it. Maybe other caves is better. Feels like being rip off. We are... More

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Eltham, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The scenery going down to the caves was beautiful, I never get sick of NZ scenery. The little glow worms were quite amazing.The Stalegmites and stalegtites were amazing too.Our guide Rich was a lovely informative man

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I forgot when was the last time that I saw Glowworm. If you are in the area, don't miss it. You could see thousands of Glowworm in the cave. They are just like little spot light or star. Amazing is the word that I would use. You should go to experience yourself. Beautiful. This cave was discovered in 1887 and... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent trip for the people who want some adventure. It's pitch black aside from the occasional worms and your little helmet light. Not for people who do not like closed in spaces, as it does get very tight. We had a very small tour group and the guide let us free climb a short (4 meter) waterfall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Wow - what an amazing experience. This is literally one of those things that blow your expectations straight out of the window. The glowworms are absolutelly beautiful and you have never experienced anything like it! The shop was nice and the staff were lovely. Great day out!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Many, many years since I last visited and a first time experience for my husband and daughters. Waitomo Caves is a fantastic experience for all ages. Love the all weather canopy over the entrance way. A must visit destination for anyone traveling through the area.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We were among the last ones to join the departing group so we were right at the back of the pack of about 20 persons. At the first holding/waiting area just before entering the cave, the guide gave some briefing. Whatever it was, none of us near the back could hear or see. Then we were ushered into the caves.... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves a few weeks ago and did the 45 minute guided tour. It starts at the Visitor Centre (there's a large car park across the road). The Visitor Centre is a sight to behind - absolutely magnificent architecture - I've never seen anything like it before. You will truly be stunned - it's quite... More

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Really enjoyed this tour and found out loads of facts about the Glow Worms. The caves are beautiful and the boat trip is really magical.

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