In this exclusive luxury tour you will visit the Waitomo Caves, primarily famous for it’s limestone and glow worm caves, but for the more adrelalin charged there is abseiling, blackwater rafting, and cave tubing. Not to mention an amazing variety of walks and trails. In the surrounding district the Otorohanga Kiwi House is the best place to see our native Kiwi bird and the Tuatara. The oldest living relative to the dinosaurs. There are also numerous private gardens open to the public.
What You'll Get
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Pass By: Taupiri Marae, 706A Kainui Rd, Taupiri 3791, New Zealand
Departing Auckland at 7am you will take a pleasant drive south over the Bombay Hills into the rich dairy farmland of the Waikato, following the Waikato River past the sacred Maori burial ground of Mt Taupiri,
Stop At: Pirongia Forest Park, Waikato, New Zealand
on through Ngaruawahia, seat of the Maori King Movement. Turning westwards, we take a more scenic rural route to Waitomo via small settlements, to the village of Pirongia beside the 962m mountain of the same name. We’ll take time to relax here for a tea/coffee break. The rolling countryside affords some great elevated views over the surrounding farmland, you can even view Mt Ruapehu in the centre of the North Island on a clear day.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, 23 Waitomo Village Road Cnr of Access Road and Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves New Zealand
At Waitomo we take the Footwhistle guided tour comprising of an hour 15 mins duration (Note; This is a dry tour). A more personalized experience with no more than twelve in the group, where you are able to get right up close to the glow worms (Arachnocampa) and take photos! A hearty lunch now beckons.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Marokopa Falls Trail, Te Anga Rd, Te Anga 3988, New Zealand
Our drive continues east deeper into the country side, visiting the 35m high Marakopa Falls, often described as our country's most beautiful waterfall with an easy walk through Nikau and Tawa forest to the viewing platform.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk, Te Anga Road, Waitomo Caves New Zealand
Then on to the Mangapohue Natural Bridge, a 17m high natural limestone arch (all that remains of an ancient cave system) which spans the Mangapohue Stream, The track continues over farmland where you can see 25 million year old fossilised oysters exposed in the limestone outcrops. Before returning to Auckland.
With so much to do in Waitomo, here are some options that may interest you... Cave tubing, Waitomo Glow Worm Cave, Kiwi House
Duration: 20 minutes
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Stroller accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour
- Marakopa Falls
- Mangapohue Natural Bridge
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Footwhistle Glowworm Cave
- Entry/Admission - Marokopa Falls Trail
- Entry/Admission - Mangapohue Natural Bridge Walk
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Traveler pickup is offered
Private homes, Serviced Apartments, Motels, anywhere within central Auckland and the inner suburbs, Auckland Airport.
8 to 12 hours
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