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Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave & Aranui Cave - Triple Combo Day Tour from Auckland

Discover all that Waitomo has to offer with this super scenic Triple Cave Combo, where you’ll discover three of the most breathtaking, magical caves in Waitomo and in New Zealand.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms
  • Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its acoustics
  • Enjoy listening to stories about Maori culture from our local guides
  • Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original iconic New Zealand attraction

Departing from Auckland, you'll get to enjoy a relaxing 2 hour journey to Waitomo with a scenic stop or two for taking photos of New Zealand's rolling countryside.

Upon arrival at Waitomo Caves, you'll get aquainted with your guide before setting off on an incredible adventure into the abyss!

Waitomo Glowworm Cave:

Upon arrival at Waitomo Glowworm cave, their guided tour will take you through over 250 meters of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral. Many of their current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area.

Aranui Caves:

This tour mixes two of Waitomo’s most fascinating caves, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and the intimate Aranui Cave. Join the guided walking tour through an enchanted forest and learn about the native New Zealand landscape and flora. Enjoy this educational tour as you discover some of Waitomo’s largest public stalactites, stunning rock formations, and the infamous cave-dwelling weta colony.

Ruakuri Caves:

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable glowworm experience, then our most popular combo is for you! Go with the glow and visit both the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, as well as enchanting Ruakuri Cave. Discover thousands of illuminating glowworms as you explore these glittering underground worlds on this walking tour.

Adult $399.00
Child $199.00 ( 5 - 14 years )
Infant $0.00 (4 years and under )

What's included

  • Return Transport from Auckland
  • Triple Combo Deal - Entry to the Waitomo, Aranui and Ruakuri Caves
  • Glowworm boat ride
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Wi-Fi on-board our minibus - just ask our friendly staff for access
  • Snacks and water bottle

Duration

  • Allow approximately 11 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Common Pickup Location: Grand Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • After booking, you will be contacted by the tour operator directly to arrange pick up details.

    This experience requires a minimum number of bookings to operate. You will be offered an option to reschedule this experience to another day or offered a full refund if you are not flexible with dates.

    The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths.

    Please note: the Waitomo Glowworm Cave does not have wheelchair access. However, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access.

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 4 years and under are free of charge.

Available Bookings from September 24 to September 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$269.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$279.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$199.00
  • Infant$0.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$199.00
  • Infant$0.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$199.00
  • Infant$0.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$289.00
  • Child$199.00
  • Infant$0.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$299.00
  • Child$199.00
  • Infant$0.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$289.00
  • Child$199.00
  • Infant$0.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Victoria from New Zealand wrote on 29 February 2020

Can 100% Recommend!

Karthik had great communication and was very amenable - we really appreciated how considerate a driver and tour guide he was, and how many thoughtful recommendations he had of places to see, and things to do. As for the caves, you'll have to go and let them speak for themselves - the Waitomo boat trip under the glow-worms was well worth it and the Ruakuri cave is absolutely breathtaking. We definitely recommend taking the extra time for this excellent tour! Thanks again Karthik!

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From Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave & Aranui Cave - Triple Combo Day Tour from Auckland

Kia Ora Victoria! Thank you for your kind words. It is lovely that you had an incredible experience. I look forward to serving you again in the future! Cheers, Karthik

Lucas from Brazil wrote on 02 December 2019

Waitomo Caves

They provided an excellent transportation service :)

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Deborah Hudgin from Canada wrote on 08 November 2019

Glow worm caves

Absolutely stunning. Loved it Visited the 3 caves all different but fabulous. A very memorable experience.

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From Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri Cave & Aranui Cave - Triple Combo Day Tour from Auckland

Kia Ora Deborah, Thank you for your kind words. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and wish you safe travels enjoying the rest of your travel adventure in NZ!

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