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From Auckland: Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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  • Hotel pickup

Explore the magical Waitomo Caves and see thousands of glowworms on a boat ride on this full-day tour from Auckland. Upgrade to visit Rotorua and Te Puia too!


  • Enjoy a drive from Auckland through the Waikato countryside with engaging guides, who share the area's rich history and culture.

  • Explore Waitomo Caves' underground wonders, adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, on a guided walk.

  • Cruise along the Grotto River, marveling at the thousands of glowing creatures twinkling in the darkness overhead.

  • Upgrade your experience and travel to Rotorua to witness the geothermal wonders and Maori culture at Te Puia.

  • Witness the Pohutu Geyser erupt, explore Maori arts at the Carving and Weaving Institute, and stroll through a traditional Maori village with the upgrade.


  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Auckland CBD

  • Expert guide

  • Small group tour

  • Complimentary snacks & water

  • 45-minute guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves:

  • Boat ride along Waitomo River

  • Guided walk inside Waitomo Grotto

  • Transfers to Rotorua (based on option selected)

  • 1.5-hour guided tour of Te Puia Geothermal Valley (based on option selected)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


7 reviews
Deborah Daniel



Mar, 2024

The cave was simply amazing. Ticketing was easy. It was much easier to find with morning meeting location when we had an address and the name of the hotel rather than the GPS coordinates that were initially provided.
Natalia Rezai



Jun, 2024




Apr, 2024

Feng Jin



Feb, 2024

Teh Pei San



Feb, 2024

Discover the natural wonders and cultural heritage of New Zealand on this guided tour from Auckland. Choose between 2 options: a guided tour to the Waitomo Caves, or a comprehensive tour that also includes Te Puia in Rotorua.

The Glowworm Caves tour

Hotel pickup from Auckland

Enjoy a pickup service from your hotel in Auckland CBD. Relax and admire the scenic views of South Auckland and The Waikato region as you drive towards Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Arrive at Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Explore one of New Zealand's natural wonders with a guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Learn about the history and significance of the caves, which have been attracting visitors for over 120 years.

Guided walk inside Waitomo Grotto

Follow your guide through the limestone formations and chambers of Waitomo Grotto. Marvel at the natural light display created by thousands of tiny glowworms, which are unique to New Zealand.

Boat ride along Waitomo River

Hop on board a flat-bottom boat and glide along the Waitomo River. Experience the magic of the glowworms as they illuminate the dark cave ceiling like a starry sky.

Hotel drop-off in Auckland

After a full day of adventure and discovery, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Auckland CBD.

Upgrade to visit Rotorua & Te Puia

Drive to Rotorua

Continue your journey to Rotorua, a city famous for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. Enjoy a 2-hour drive through the picturesque countryside of the North Island.

Guided tour of Te Puia Geothermal Valley

Discover the wonders of Te Puia, a geothermal valley that showcases the best of New Zealand's natural and cultural heritage. See the Pohutu Geyser, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, erupt up to 30 meters high. Watch boiling mud pools, hot springs, and steam vents. Learn about the native birds and plants that live in this unique environment.

Visit National Carving and Weaving Institute

Witness the skills and craftsmanship of the Maori people at the National Carving and Weaving Institute. See how traditional wood carving, stone carving, and weaving are done by the experts. Admire the intricate and beautiful artworks that reflect the Maori culture and identity.

Visit Maori village

Experience the authentic Maori way of life at a Maori village. Meet the local people and learn about their history, traditions, and customs. Watch a cultural performance that includes songs, dances, and the famous haka war dance.

What's not allowed

  • Photography is not allowed at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.


  • This tour is accessible to those with reasonable mobility.

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • It's recommended to wear a warm jacket along with comfortable shoes.

  • Infants aged 0 to 2 can travel for free if they do not occupy a seat.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • This is applicable to all hotels in Auckland CBD.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

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