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Caveworld – Footwhistle Glowworm Cave

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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

    • Please note children under 5 years are not permitted

    Notes

    • Child price applies to ages 5-17 years

      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 December 13 to December 19

    Change Dates

    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$39.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$39.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$55.00
    • Child$39.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$40.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$36.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$59.00
    • Child$39.00

    2spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • 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$40.00
    • Child$39.00

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$64.00
    • Child$39.00

    7spaces 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

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    Joanna from Australia wrote on 25 November 2017

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    Amazing!!!

    Amazing tour! Our tour guide knew his stuff and made the tour so interesting and enjoyable! Definitely recommend

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    Monica May from New Zealand wrote on 14 January 2016

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    Awesome

    Awesome must do if you're in NZ. Tour guide was exceptional and very accommodating taking our pix inside the cave. DEFINITELY A MUST DO! !!

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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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    Andrea from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2017

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    Great Experience

    We really enjoyed Footwhistle Caves, the glowworms were amazing and everything was so well presented. The added bonus of the kawakawa tea in the little hut at the end was a welcome relief after climbing back up the steps from the cave!! Highly recommend this tour.

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    Mariaan from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2017

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    Traveling Excellence

    Fantastic experience! A definite must on your to-do list! Thanks Cave World

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