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Down to Earth - Waitomo Eco Glowworm Cave Tours

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An “off the beaten track” 3 hour adventure into the stunning limestone and glow worm caves on our family farm. Waitomo’s top-rated, most authentic glowworm caving experience.

An “off the beaten track” 3 hour adventure into the stunning limestone and glow worm caves on our family farm. Waitomo’s top-rated, most authentic glowworm caving experience.

Highlights

  • Amazing glow worm displays!
  • Just the right amount of adventure
  • Away from the crowds
  • Only 2 - 6 people per group!
  • Cameras welcome
  • Authentic eco experience
  • Family owned and operated
  • #1 Trip Advisor rated tour in the Waitomo District

Our personalised 3 hour guided tours are for small groups of 2-6 people. We’ll welcome you to our farmhouse and give you all the clothing, footwear and equipment you need.

You’ll begin your adventure walking through beautiful native bush, climbing over boulders and wading through the freshwater stream that flows into our cave system.

What’s really special about Down to Earth Waitomo Eco Glowworm Cave Tours is that we have left our caves in their purest and most natural state. With no concrete paths or electric lighting, this is a genuine eco-adventure into the heart of New Zealand’s magical glow worm environment.

Once inside the caves, you can explore magical glow worm displays and stunning limestone formations at your own pace, stopping to take photos along the way. You’re welcome to bring a small camera along on the tour. Your guide will also take great pictures of your adventure which we’ll email you afterwards for free.

After your tour, enjoy a hot shower and refreshments back at the farmhouse. We love meeting new friends from all over the world and sharing our local knowledge and travel tips.

The incredible cave system on our family farm is one of only two in Waitomo classified as ‘of international significance’ by NZ’s Department of Conservation. Come and experience a true piece of New Zealand paradise!

Per Person $179.00

What's included

  • Photos of your adventure
  • Light refreshments
  • All the equipment you’ll need (helmet, head lamp, thermal top, thermal pants, fleece top, shorts, gumboots and socks)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 1199 Oparure Road
  • Te Kuiti. Approx 25 mins from Waitomo Caves village
  • 1 hour from Hamilton and 2 hours from Rotorua. Please be aware that Down to Earth do not provide any pick up services.

Restrictions

  • Children must be 12 years of age or more. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian..

Notes

  • Please be aware that Down to Earth - Waitomo Eco Glowworm Cave Tours do not provide any pick-up services. IMPORTANT: This tour is not suitable for elderly or anyone with mobility difficulties as it involves climbing over boulders, walking up hills and wading through streams with rocks underfoot. A reasonable level of fitness is required..

  • Cancellations: Strictly no refund given if you cancel with less than 24hrs notice, or just don't show up for your booking.

Available Bookings from 4 Mar to 17 Mar 2024

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

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Adam Neal from United Kingdom wrote on 28 May 2023

Glowworm caves Bro's NZ tour

EXCELLENT THANKS ASH!!!!!!! Enough said NU1 trip to do out of them all thanks again mate

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From Down to Earth - Waitomo Eco Glowworm Cave Tours

Thanks so much for your review. We’re so glad you had a great time exploring the glow worm caves we’re lucky enough to have in our backyard!

xiaoyic from New Zealand wrote on 13 October 2022

Mrs Ravlich

It was a great time, so different experience in my life, Ashley is a great tourist guide.

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Gordon from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2022

Amazing experience

Amazing experience with Ashley at the beginning of 2022👍

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Daan from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2024

A one-of-kind experience

A one-of-kind experience that you couldn’t find anywhere else. The small groups and the amazing, personal touch of Ash, the tour guide, ensured that we had the time and focus to experience all the things that the caves had to offer. We’d recommend this tour to everyone! Thanks again, Ash!

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kaylaortiz from New Zealand wrote on 10 February 2024

If you want it all!

adventure, glow worms & caves: this is the one!! Small groups, friendly guide and plenty of beautifulllll scenery!! Surreal going through that cave!

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