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Waitomo Glowworm and Ruakuri Caves Guided Combo Tour

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Explore 2 subterranean worlds in Waitomo. Visit the famed Glowworm Caves for an unforgettable boat ride under thousands of glowworms and discover Ruakuri Cave's captivating limestone formations.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave

Waitomo Glowworm Cave

Get to explore one of New Zealand's most popular attractions, follow your guide as you venture into the hidden wonders within Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Learn more about the cave's history and its significance to the Maori culture.

Waitomo Grotto Boat Ride

Hop on a boat that will take you to Waitomo's famous grotto. Your guide will follow the river's path as you head deeper into the cave. Watch in awe as you see countless glowworms cling to the cave walls and ceiling, forming a natural symphony of lights. This surreal sight is coupled with the cave's serene vibe, making this experience a must for anyone who visits New Zealand.

Ruakuri Cave

Ruakuri earned its spot as one of Waitomo's most famous caves not by just its sheer size. The combination of limestone formations and the thriving population of glowworms within the cave made it a staple in any Waitomo adventure!
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Price
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Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 61.10
USD 61.10
Child (Age 4-14)
USD 22.83
USD 22.83
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 15 & over)
USD 61.10
USD 61.10
Child (Age 4-14)
USD 22.83
USD 22.83
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Glowworm cave boat ride
Package detail / Schedule
Location, direction and description
Location, direction and description
Meeting Point:

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Center
Location, direction and description
Alternative Meeting Point:

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Departure Times:

Daily between 09:30 - 17:00 with departures every 30 minutes.
Daily between 09:00 - 17:30 with departures every 30 minutes. (Oct 23, 2017 to April 2, 2018)

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

Ruakuri Cave Departure Times:

Daily at 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes.

Please select preferred departure times upon booking. Each cave tour must be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from each other.
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Smoking, bringing of food, drinks or pets are not permitted inside the caves. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to the caves.
    • Photography and video recording is prohibited inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves but it is allowed in Ruakuri Cave.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Proof of age for children between ages 4 and 14 years old.
    • Walking shoes
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Additional Note(s)
    • A complimentary shuttle bus runs, however due to limited capacity during peak season may require some customers to self-drive to the cave entrance, 5 kilometers from the visitor center.
    • Preferred time for each cave tour must be booked and scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from each other.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 09:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of NZD 20.00.
  • Any cancellations made after 09:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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Waitomo Glowworm and Ruakuri Caves Guided Combo Tour