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Address: 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-878 8227
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, White-water rafting
Description: The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves amaze with thousands of magical...
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.
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While we've done a number of other Glow Worm and caving options in the Waitomo area (like Ruakuri Blackwater Tubing) still find ourselves keen to bring friends back HERE to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went at 5pm (the last tour) as a family and there were only 5 people for the tour (which was fantastic). The glow worms were amazingly bright! and in quite an abundance at that time of day. Highly recommend this activity for families.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While we've done a number of other Glow Worm and caving options in the Waitomo area (like Ruakuri Blackwater Tubing) still find ourselves keen to bring friends back HERE to Waitomo Caves whenever we're near. A must for all.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The glowworm caves I imagine are very, very popular and so are well-organized to deal with those numbers- I am quite impatient but it was still totally worth it for the boat through the caves, and our guide was very informative and fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Was on my bucket list, 100% glad I did it! You get the history, biology and see not only the glowworms but you see the cave through a walking tour and a boat as well...I suggest you do only the glowworm tour so you do not have to spend money on seeing any other caves which you basically see in... More 

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Hartsville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When coming to the North Island, you have to see the glow worms. It's a must do. This is the beginner experience for seeing these little guys. The are many other caves to go see, but if you are only have time for one, this is a great experience. The little glow worms look like infinite stars in the sky,... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

this cave is well prepared to make it easy to walk. There is a small part you have to stoop for right at the beginning, but after that you can walk upright. Floor is a good walking surface, there are a number of stairs and the lighting is dim. The worms are fantastic to see, they glow like the stars... More 

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Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The natural beauty of these caves are amazing. Just keep in mind that these tours cater for a large volume of people. And the boat ride at the end is just wow. Left me wishing the boat section was a lot longer.......I'll just have to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was late fall when we drove from Rotorua to the caves and then on to Auckland. The drive itself was worth the rather indirect route. We had reservations for the Black Water Rafting Adventure which sounded exciting at the time we made the reservation. However, on the actual day, we felt spending less time at the cave and getting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited as part of the Hobbit Trilogy. Tour guide was brilliant, descended from the original founders of the tours. Glowworms are just amazing to look at. A must go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The boat ride part of the cave may not be as long as people imagine it to be, but it is worth every second of it, it was amazing. Our guide Mere (not sure if spelt correctly), was really good, she was fun, but also informative about the rocks, the glow worms, and I like most of all how she... More 

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Additional Information about Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Address: 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-878 8227
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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