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Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours

15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 800 773 552
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Just three of us on this tour. To go or not to go;Let me help you decide

We went for the 3pm tour. And it was just Me and my parents (three of us) I have not gone for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ho Y
Best experience

Norm was an absolute treasure of a guide. Extremely friendly, vast knowledge on the caves and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carly M
Cairns, Australia
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Our tours are friendly, informative and fun. With no more than 12 people on board, raft beneath many thousands of fabulous glowworms to see them at their very best. We visit private caves away from the regular, more commercial tours. Our caves are on a beautiful hill country farm and your guide is also your host, so expect a really enjoyable and memorable tour of our two magical caves.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 800 773 552

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for the 3pm tour. And it was just Me and my parents (three of us) I have not gone for the other famous glowroom tour in Waitomo, So I can't give a good comparison. But for spellbound;foremost: -Price for each person is can...More

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Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a review and recommending us, that is a good account of how our tour is run. Often we have up to 12 people on a tour but at this time of the year things are quiet so some customers do get...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Norm was an absolute treasure of a guide. Extremely friendly, vast knowledge on the caves and surrounds and it was amazing to be shown all of his and the others hard work in making it a successful venture. The caves themselves are absolutely stunning and...More

1  Thank Carly M
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and recommending us to others, Norm is a very good guide and I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with us.

Reviewed August 6, 2017

This was a brilliant tour – as many reviewers have mentioned, Norm was a great guide for our small tour (7 people). The glow worms are breathtaking and we got a very decent amount of time sitting in silence in the dark beneath the canopy...More

1  Thank JoshNewmark
Reviewed August 4, 2017

I was at first worried my 5yr old would lose interest in this 3hr excursion. I'm so glad I trusted these reviews, as we both had a great time. Thx Norm! Informative and had lots of quality time in the caves. Def worth it.

1  Thank allabouttravel086
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Norm was our guide, with only 5 people on the tour that day, it was an intimate group. We wanted to get away from overly commercialised tour groups and site, and this certainly was the best choice we made! Norm was a wealth of local...More

1  Thank akrodgers
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Had a tour led by Norman through the glow worm caves and found it to be really beautiful! Norman was really friendly and provided lots of fascinating facts and stories about the caves. Will definitely recommend this to anyone! The sight of twinkling green glow...More

1  Thank waiyi T
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

WOW!!! So glad we chose this tour instead of Waitomo caves, was a smaller tour visiting 2x caves. The tour guide was very informative. I was a little apprehensive getting in the small rubber dingy with 8 others and heading off in to the pitch...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

This experience was both awe inspiring and amusing.The cave was awesome and the guide (Tee) was very amusing.Even though you get the feeling that he tells the same jokes day in day out, his delivery was droll enough to make you feel special.The thing I...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Great guide Norm full of knowledge. Wonderful tour. Saw Weta, glow worms, fossils and Harrier Hawk. Lovely boat ride only max 12 people on tour.

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We spent a pleasant morning with our guide Norman. He drove us on a road in the midst of beautiful rolling hills to the caves. He pointed out other caves on the way and explained to us the geology of this area. One cave has...More

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August 24, 2017|
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Response from Libby027 | Property representative |
Hello, we don't have a package with Hobbiton I'm sorry. If you would like to write to our email address we can put you in touch with shuttle service who would be happy to bring you to both attractions independently.
February 6, 2017|
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Response from Libby027 | Property representative |
Hi you come to our office in Waitomo, your guide will meet you there and take you on tour in a Transit Van
November 9, 2016|
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Response from tntbamford | Reviewed this property |
We did the 3.25 hour tour. Think that's the only one they offer. I'd recommend calling and getting your name on the list as I think they fill up fast. Was a wonderful tour! Free phone (in NZ) is 0800 773 552