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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

4.6/5
497 Reviews
Geological Sites
Liked by 4
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Waitomo, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-8788228

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Come and explore the secret world! See limestone and Ride the boat in cave to experience Glowworm!no photos taking during the visting

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  • skibabe74
    skibabe74
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    Well worth a visit!

    We’ve just been to the caves, first time for me and my kids. It’s really well set up, with gentle walking paths through the caves and su toe lighting for the first part. Our guide Shaunie was lovely, ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1611745519000+0800)/
  • larissakal
    larissakal
    Auckland, North Island
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    Awesome

    Great, fun tour. Fun for everyone. Definitely recommend doing a combo tour and seeing other caves/doing other tours while in the area.

    Reviewed on /Date(1610613906000+0800)/
  • philw828
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    Appreciated Educational tour

    Having lived our whole lives in NZ and never ever having done this tour this was so worth it. Our guide is a local with genetic links to the original founders of the caves. The information provide...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609744162000+0800)/
  • kimsK4322IS
    kimsK4322IS
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    A boat trip with chris

    We loved the 12pm tour with Chris. He was knowledgeable and entertaining which is always a bonus. There are over 100 steps so if you have mobility issues then i would not suggest this cave trip but th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609155147000+0800)/
  • 199chr
    199chr
    Thames
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    Support NZ tourism

    We visited the main Waitomo caves (with the boat) The boat trip was an absolute highlight! It was so peaceful and the glowworms incredible. Covid 19 has obviously hit this area hard which was such a ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604172191000+0800)/

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Introduction

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a limestone cave group in the western mountains of New Zealand's North Island; it is a famous New Zealand scenic spot. In the Maori language, Waitomo means "surrounded by green waters." The caves consists mainly of three distinct caves, the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is a stalactite cave. The Cathedral Cavern inside the cave is especially well known for its echo. The Ruakuri Cave is an underground cave where visitors can hear the musical sounds of an underground waterfall. The entrance to the Aranui Cave is also the visitor center. The membrane structured arch here is very magnificent.
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