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Cave Tours

Suitable for the widest range of ages and abilities these cave tours are generally a dry and gentle way to explore a cave.

Tours range from a 200 metre walk approximately 45 minutes, 1.6 kilometres over 90 minutes and a tour of 3.25 hours (including travel time). Your guide will be able to tell you about the history of the cave as well as showing you speleothems (stalactites and stalagmites), fossils and cave creatures.

Water drips into the caves making pathways and staircases wet, and the temperature is about 12˚ – 14˚celcius all year round, so you will need comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket or jersey for these tours.


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Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour

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  • This cave tour has been operating for 125 years.Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Allow 45 minutes
  • Big open caverns
  • Includes 5-10 minute boat ride through Glowworm Grotto
Adult: $49
Child (4-14yrs): $21.50
Infant: Free
Senior 60+: $38
Family pass (2ad + 2ch): $118
Extra child: $16
Maximum Group Size: 50
Standard Trip Times: Every half an hour from 9am – 5pm (additional tours in shoulder and summer seasons. Contact us for further details)
You will need: Comfortable shoes and warm jacket
Photography permitted: No

Book this cave tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2 per adult. Children 14 and under are free.

Special combo price available for two or all of the following cave tours: Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour, Aranui Cave Tour and Ruakuri Cave Tour (see further down page)

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Aranui Cave Tour

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  • Allow 1 hour
  • Limestone Formations
  • Fine and delicate stalactites and stalagmites
  • May be able to see cave weta
Adult: $49
Child (4-14yrs): $21.50
Infant: Free
Family Pass (2ad + 2ch): $118 
Extra Child: $16
Maximum Group Size: 15
Standard Trip Times: 9.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm (additional tours maybe available in busy periods) – must be booked and subject to availability
You will need: Comfortable shoes and warm jacket
Photography permitted: Yes
 
Book this cave tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

Special combo price available for two or all of the following cave tours: Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour, Aranui Cave Tour and Ruakuri Cave Tour (see further down page)

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Ruakuri CaveRuakuri CaveRuakuri Cave Tour

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  • Allow 2 hours
  • Walk down a man made spiral entrance way
  • 1.6km walk through the cave
  • History of the cave
  • Glowworms
  • Wheelchair accessible (60cm max) – One can be organised for you by prior arrangement.
Adult: $69
Child (4-14yrs): $26.50
Infant: Free
Family Pass (2ad + 2ch): $169
Extra Child: $20.50
Maximum Group Size: 18
Standard Trip Times: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (additional tours maybe available in busy periods). Must be booked and subject to availability
You will need: Comfortable shoes, warm jacket and camera
Photography permitted: Yes (some restrictions apply)

Book this cave tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

Special combo price available for two or all of the following cave tours: Waitomo Glowworm Cave Tour, Aranui Cave Tour and Ruakuri Cave Tour (see further down page)

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Glowworm Cave + Aranui Cave Combo

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Adult: $70
Child (4-14yrs): $31
Infant: Free
Family Pass (2ad + 2ch): $153 
Extra Child: $19.50

ONLY AVAILABLE IF BOOKED WITH Waitomo i-SITE.  Free admission into the Waitomo Museum 

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Glowworm Cave + Ruakuri Cave Combo

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Adult: $85
Child (4-14yrs): $31
Infant: Free
Family Pass (2ad + 2ch): $183
Extra Child: $19.50

ONLY AVAILABLE IF BOOKED WITH Waitomo i-SITE.  Free admission into the Waitomo Museum 

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3 Cave Combo

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Adult: $93
Child (4-14yrs): $41
Infant: Free
Family Pass (2ad + 2ch): $204
Extra Child: $30

ONLY AVAILABLE IF BOOKED WITH Waitomo i-SITE.  Free admission into the Waitomo Museum 

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Cave World

Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour

  • Allow 1.25 hours including travelling time
  • Glowworms
  • Candlelit entrance
  • Variety of formations
  • Display of one or more traditional lighting methods
  • Small and personalised tour
  • Cave exploring
  • Kawakawa tea tasting (from 1 Nov 2014)

Day Tour:

Adult: $59
Child (must be 4-14yrs): $35
Infant: Not recommended

Maximum Group Size: 13
Standard Trip Times: Every hour 9am – 5pm
You will need: Walking shoes and warm jacket (adverse weather), your camera
Photography permitted: Yes

Book this cave and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

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Night Tour (more glowworms):

Adult: $65
Child: $45
Infant: Not recommended

Maximum Group Size: 13
Standard Trip Times: Vary – call us!
You will need: Walking shoes and warm jacket (adverse weather)
Photography permitted: Yes

Book this cave and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

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SpellboundSpellboundSpellbound Glowworm and Cave Tour

  • Allow 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Two caves in one tour (Mangawhitikau Cave and Te Ana o Te Atua Cave)
  • Variety of formations and fossils
  • Small and personalised tour
  • Close up view of Glowworms
  • Tea and Coffee break between two caves
  • 20+ minute boat ride through Glowworms
  • Cave of choice for the BBC / Sir David Attenborough ‘Planet Earth & Life In The Undergrowth’ documentaries

Adult: $75
Child: (0-14yrs): $26
Maximum Group Size: 12
Standard Trip Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm – must be booked and subject to availability
You will need: Comfortable shoes, warm jacket and camera
Photography permitted: Yes (some restrictions apply)

Book this cave and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

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