Ex Tauranga: Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves - Private Shore Excursion

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional local kiwi guide/driver
    • Full audio commentary
    • Lunch
    • Admission fees are not included

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • 2 Salisbury Avenue
      2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

      Your ship berths 5 - 10 minutes walk to the Tauranga Port entry/exit gates. I will be waiting there with your name sign.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

    Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


    1 review
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    Glow Orna are really glowing
    spkoren, Feb 2020
    Loved the glow worm caves, quite an impressive nature experience. I’m not sure our guide was very familiar with the areas, Erin was very kind to us . Sadly, we also went to the kiwi farm where the kiwis were asleep. Would have enjoyed having air conditioning and a microphone fir the van and maybe an alternative place to visit.
    Response from Host, Feb 2020
    Thank you for your review. Great to hear you all enjoyed the Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves, a spectacular experience. The van has a front and rear air conditioning unit. The rear air conditioning unit is usually left to rear passengers to adjust to their own comfort level by a fan switch. The microphone was working but we discovered that the speakers towards the rear of the van needed to be adjusted, this was done later. Sorry about the Kiwi bird experience, 9 times out of ten we get to see them, but being a nocturnal bird this can happen. Your safety, enjoyment, and satisfaction is my top priority at all times