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Off the Beaten Track - Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo
Experience one of the wonders of New Zealand’s natural world on this glowworm caving adventure in Waitomo. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then pull on your boots and helmet before heading through the pretty Mangapu Gorge to the Mangarongapu Cave with a guide. With your headlamp to light the way, hike around huge boulders and through shallow streams, and marvel at the millions of bright green glowworms illuminating the rocky limestone. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
Private Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tours
Escape the crowds and get off the beaten track on this exclusive glow worm cave tour based out of a family farm. This private Glowing Adventures tour is tailored to your group and lets you move at your own pace through the sublime natural Waitomo Caves. See the mesmerizing glow worm displays and traverse the caves with your knowledgeable guide, with equipment provided. Don’t forget your camera on this intimate tour through this stunning natural wonder.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
Come visit a New Zealand attraction that’s sure to have you ‘glowing’ during this 45-minute small-group guided boat ride through the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Glide by boat through this underground complex, enjoying a light show put on by the millions of tiny bioluminescent insects hanging above. As an added bonus, many of the trip guides are of Maori descent, adding unique historical context to your visit.
Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are among the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island and Ruakuri Cave is the longest of the underground caves. Explore the magnificent cave on this 75-minute guided walking tour and marvel at the unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glittering glowworms.
3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves
Photograph New Zealand's spectacular scenery both inside and outside of the caves on a private photography tour with your own photographer-guide. Visit a pristine glow worm cave in the Waitomo district, and take your time to capture great shots of the glow worms and other sights. You can use larger cameras and equipment like small tripods on this photography tour, with the freedom to take more time for your photography than on standard tours. Includes guide, use of wet weather gear, and snacks.
Waitomo/Otorohanga - Rotorua (Private Transfer)
Private transfer to your schedule and location. Price is for 1-3 persons. You can customize to include stops along the way e.g Hobbiton for extra cost.
Timber Trail Mountain Bike 2 Day, 1 Night Package
Enjoy an amazing wilderness mountain biking experience on New Zealand's best 2 day mountain bike trail. Enjoy genuine Kiwi hospitality and comfort at Timber Trail Lodge. We take care of everything. Suitable for people of reasonable fitness.
What people are saying about Waitomo Tours
Off the Beaten Track - Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo"This was the highlight of our trip so far. Just a wonderful experience beginning to end. Ash was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide and provided a welcoming atmosphere for our small tour group. This tour was adventurous, safe, fun and awe inspiring. You won’t regret booking this tour."..."
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour"Good facilities around, with plenty of parking spaces, washroom and a cafe. The tour itself is fun and enriching. We didn't just went to see the Glowworm, we also get to learn about the history of the caves."..."
Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour"This was the highlight to our rainy NZ North Island trip. Regardless of the weather and the cold, it was such a fun and thrilling experience. The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to my 5-month pregnant body."..."
75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo"Our guide was really lovely and informative. Nice easy walk through the caves. Would have loved to see more glow worms but that was okay and can’t be helped"..."
3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves"Most important to my husband in choosing which glow worm tour to take was his allowance to bring in all of his camera gear. So, we took the photography tour and we couldn’t be happier that we did. Heath ,our guide, knows every nook and cranny of his caves and we very much benefited from his knowledge. He’s also very good company. We also got lucky because Heath took tons of very good photos of us and then allowed us to download them for free! Which was so refreshing after being on tours that would try to make extra money from taking your photo."..."
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