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Caveworld – Footwhistle Glowworm Cave

Explore the fascinating Waitomo underworld with Cave World Waitomo in what will be the journey of your lifetime! This intimate cave experience, suitable for all the family, is an absolute must do when visiting New Zealand.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a short stroll through lush native bush before entering our tranquil Footwhistle Cave
  • Enter Footwhistle Caves’ cathedral where you will be treated to a dazzling spectacle whereby the cave is lit up by a magnesium torch
  • Learn about one of New Zealand’s lost treasures the ancient Moa and about the insects that call the caves home
  • Kawakawa tea tasting in a Ponga hut

Deep beneath the rolling green hills of Waitomo lies an intriguing labyrinth of mysterious underground rivers, a vast network of caves and numerous sinkholes.

Explore the fascinating Waitomo underworld with Caveworld Waitomo in what will be a truly remarkable journey.

Enjoy a short stroll through lush native bush before entering our tranquil Footwhistle Cave. Be in awe of magnificent glowworms displays and cave formations formed over thousands of years.

Learn about one of New Zealand’s lost treasures the ancient Moa and about the insects that call the caves home whilst the soothing sounds of streams flow in the darkness below.

Complete your tour with a kawakawa tea tasting whilst you are seated in a ponga hut nestled above Footwhistle Cave.

You are welcome to bring your camera to capture every special moment. Small groups of no more than 12 customers per guide ensure an intimate cave experience and is suitable for those who wish to escape the crowds.

An absolute must do when visiting New Zealand.

Duration: 1 Hour, 15 minutes (excluding travel time)

Location: Caveworld, 23 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves. Please use google maps to find us.

IMPORTANT: Note drive times from city centres. Please allow plenty of time to get to Caveworld for your tour departure.

  • 2.5 Hours travel time from Auckland
  • 2 hours travel time from Rotorua, Taupo or Tauranga
  • 1 hour travel time from Hamilton
  • Adult $64.00
    Child $39.00

    Restrictions

    Notes

    • Please Note: Bookings are time and date specific and any changes required after a booking has already been confirmed may incur extra fees at the tour operators' discretion.
    • Child price applies to ages 5-17 years. Children under 5 are not permitted.

      IMPORTANT: Note drive times from city centres. Please allow plenty of time to get to Caveworld for your tour departure.
    • 2.5 Hours travel time from Auckland
    • 2 hours travel time from Rotorua, Taupo or Tauranga
    • 1 hour travel time from Hamilton

    Available Bookings from October 16 to October 22

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

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    • Child$39.00

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    • Adult$32.00
    • Child$31.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$31.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

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    • Adult$55.00
    • Child$39.00

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    • Adult$40.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

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

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

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    Choon Seow from Malaysia wrote on 28 August 2019

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    Excellent experience with the glow worm

    Our guide Rich is very knowledgeable with the glow and we had a wonderful time there.

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    Patrícia from New Zealand wrote on 12 November 2017

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    Unforgettable experience.!

    My friends and I had an amazing time enjoying the cave tours. The tour guide was a nice gentlemen who gave us so much information and made this experience beautiful. I'll recommend this tour to all my friends and family. Thank you,

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    betsy from United States wrote on 25 July 2019

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    Excellent tour

    Great tour for all ages, guide was very informative and knowledgeable about caves, culture and biology of glow worms. The guide made it fun and increased our love and respect of New Zealand even more. What a great country and the Footwhistle tour is a definite great tour for everyone! Thank you guys!! Glow worm pictures were hard to get but the stalactites were great too!!

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    Vivek from New Zealand wrote on 25 July 2019

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    Kylie from Australia wrote on 18 June 2019

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    Wonderful Time

    I have done other cave experiences with this company and am always impressed with the m. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and the caves were gorgeous. The kawakawa tea in the Ponga hut at the end was a lovely way to finish up.

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