Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Distance from us
1 hour drive
Opening times

Daily: 9am to 5pm (seasonal variations - check website)

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Hit the road to Waitomo (about an hour’s drive heading south-west), to discover the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a tour through 250 metres of stunning underground scenery including a gentle boat trip through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Ideal for families.

Remember to bring a jacket and comfortable walking shoes.

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre also has a Restaurant, Cafe, Exhibition Space, Theatre and Gift Shop.

For the more daring travellers, The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company can take you on a thrilling adventure through the underworld of Ruakuri Cave. Book one of their Black Water Rafting experiences through Cambridge i-SITE, and receive a 20% discount until the 30th of September 2018.

Choose from:
The Black Labyrinth – tubing in the Ruakura Cave, viewing the Gloworms and waterfalls (they assure me the water and cave temperature is no different from summer!), usually  $142, now $113.60 or
The Black Abyss – Abseil and Zipline through the caves, normally $246 per person, now $196.80. Click on the names to view the full tours.

Getting there:

39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo 3943.


Special Packages

Our Trilogy Package offers a 20% discount on your stay, plus tours to Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia. More details here.


Waitomo Glowworm Caves