Take a full day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo. Travel through lush farmland and scenic rolling hills while listening to entertaining commentary from your experienced driver guide en route to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Learn about cave formations in this subterranean wonderland and enter the magical Glowworm Grotto as you experience one of the best things to see in New Zealand. Explore an underground world of twinkling glowworms and soaring caverns with a Waitomo Caves day tour from Auckland.
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Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Take a full-day tour to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the Central North Island.
Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through rolling farmland into the Waikato and King Country regions. Your local driver guide will point out highlights of the region, like Rangiriri, where a major battle was fought between British forces and those loyal to the Māori King movement in 1863.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
After arriving in the small town of Waitomo, you'll be taken on a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves. Formed from limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Wander through subterranean caverns and learn about stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and other spectacular rock formations. Finish off your tour on a short but enchanting boat ride travelling through the Glowworm Grotto, where thousands of glowworms light up the darkness like tiny stars.
After your Glowworm Caves tour you'll have leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex, where you can enjoy the stunning views and learn more about the region. Restaurant and cafe style meals are available (own expense), or a tasty picnic-style lunch can be pre-booked (optional extra). After your Waitomo experience draws to a close, board the coach for the return trip to Auckland, arriving in the afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
- Lunch (if option selected)
- Live commentary on board
- Guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Luxury coach travel Auckland - Waitomo Caves and return
- Waikato and King Country scenery
- Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Food and drinks, unless specified
102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm.
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7 hours 54 minutes
Returns to original departure point
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