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Waitomo Caves Boat Tour | Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Tours NZ

Discover Waitomo Glowworm Caves by boat - one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions - with this exclusive ticket discount

Waitomo, New Zealand
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DurationDuration45 Minutes
Start & End TimeStart & End TimeVariousi
Minimum AgeMinimum AgeAll ages
Fitness LevelFitness LevelEasy
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationWaitomo Cavesi

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Experience a relaxing boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms

  • Explore the famous Glowworm Grotto

  • Marvel at magnificent stalactites and stalagmites

  • See the world-famous natural wonder, The Cathedral (18m high cavern)

  • Access to The Tomo (16m vertical limestone shaft & waterfall)

  • Knowledgeable guides with you throughout the 45 minute tour

Why Do We Love This

What is special about Waitomo Caves?

"The Waitomo Caves are famous for being rich in natural beauty, including an abundance of glow worms, an extensive underground river system and stunning stalactite and stalagmites formations."

"Our travel experts say that a trip to the Waitomo caves is like taking a trip to another world."

What to Expect

Discover some of New Zealand's best natural highlights with a Waitomo Glowworm Caves boat tour!


These mesmerising caves are home to the unique and elusive Arachnocampa Luminosa, a species of glow worm found only in New Zealand! With this Waitomo Caves Boat Tour ticket, explore the cave's stunning geological formations and learn about its cultural and historical significance with your expert guides!


A wonder of nature, carved over thousands of years by underground streams through soft limestone, the Waitomo Caves walls are adorned with stunning stalactites, stalagmites and pointy cones created by centuries of dripping water.


The highlight of your Waitomo Caves tour is a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, where you can admire thousands of tiny, living lights that illuminate the cave's walls.


About Waitomo Caves

Divided into two levels, the dry upper level of Waitomo Glowworm Caves features formations such as The Catacombs, The Pipe Organ and The Banquet Chamber. While the Waitomo Caves lower level is more humid and accommodates The Cathedral, the largest cavern at 18 meters high, known for its superb acoustics that have attracted many famous singers and choirs.


Another highlight of the Waitomo Caves boat tour is The Tomo, a 16-meter vertical limestone shaft that reveals layers of limestone and natural-shaped walls, created by an ancient waterfall that flows when it rains heavily. Many of your experienced New Zealand tour guides are local people with generations of cave-guiding experience, bring the history, features and legends of the cave to life.


Is the Waitomo Caves Boat Tour an Accessible Tour?

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are accessible to people with reasonable mobility, equipped with good handrails and paths. However, they unfortunately do not have wheelchair access.


What is the best time to visit Waitomo Glowworm Caves?

The caves are open year-round, but the best time to visit is during the summer months (December-February) when the weather is warm and dry.


How much does a ticket for the Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour cost?

Our Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour ticket discount makes it one of the best prices on the market. Plus, you can score up to $10 cash back per person to put towards other adventures in New Zealand!

How long do you need at Waitomo Caves?

Standard tours typically last around 45 minutes to an hour. This tour operates at various times between 9am and 5pm and lasts up to an hour.


What is the best part about a guided Watomo Caves tour?

It is highly recommended that you take a guided tour to fully experience and learn about the Waitomo Cave's unique features and history. This Waitomo Caves guided boat tour is led by knowledgeable and experienced guides who provide informative commentary throughout the tour.


Book your Waitomo Caves tour now to discover the natural wonders of Waitomo, one of New Zealand's must-see destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo, Otorohanga 3940, New Zealand.

Every half hour: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm jacket


Terms & Conditions:
  • Please note your booking needs to be confirmed by The Operator, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves.
  • Child prices are for 4 -14 years old inclusive (proof may be required).
  • Children under 4 years of age are free.
  • Please note that the bookings are processed manually. Once you book with us, your booking will be confirmed by the Tour Operator, directly.
Cancellation Policy:
  • 100% of gross charged inside 24 hours from departure

  • No show: 100% full fee charged.

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