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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour

by Waitomo Glowworm Caves
per adult Price was C$47 Discount price is C$42
Duration: 45m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Enchanting boat ride through an incredible glowworm cave

  • Magical sight of thousands of tiny, shimmering glowworms

  • A variety of limestone features formed 30 million years ago

  • Chance to experience amazing acoustics of the Cathedral

  • Local guide to share insight into ancient geological history

Highlights

  • Enchanting boat ride through an incredible glowworm cave

  • Magical sight of thousands of tiny, shimmering glowworms

  • A variety of limestone features formed 30 million years ago

  • Chance to experience amazing acoustics of the Cathedral

  • Local guide to share insight into ancient geological history

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10:30 AM, Tour in English

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour

Activity Location

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

39 Waitomo Village Road

Otorohanga 3943

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    39 Waitomo Village Road

    Waitomo 3977

  • Make Your Own Way There (2.5 hours drive from Auckland)

    Auckland

  • Make Your Own Way There (2 hour drive from Rotorua)

    Rotorua


Description

Venture inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and enter a magical world shimmering with thousands of tiny glowworms. After discovering the incredible acoustic properties of the chamber known as the Cathedral, board a boat and glide beneath a dazzling ceiling illuminated by living lights.

Make your own way to Waitomo and meet your guide in the visitor centre at the cave entrance. As you set foot inside the top level, learn how geological activity 30 million years ago created the remarkable limestone formations. Marvel at the various features of the cavern, such as the Tomo, a 52-foot (16-metre) shaft carved by an ancient waterfall.

Next, you descend into the Cathedral, the largest chamber in the caves. Discover how its shape, height, and rough surface have resulted in its unparalleled acoustics, as well as how many famous singers and choirs have come here to perform over the years. Get the chance to test out your own vocals, and be amazed by the pure, resonant sound.

Your journey culminates with a boat ride along an underwater river, which takes you into a cavern twinkling with a constellation of glowworms. As you gaze up in wonder at the starry ceiling, learn how these tiny, luminous insects belong to a species only found in New Zealand. Relish the sensation of floating slowly through the magical cavern before returning to the world of daylight.


Inclusions

  • Guided boat tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult. Children aged 13 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • This activity begins in Waitomo, which is approximately 45 miles (72 km) away from Hamilton, 88 miles (142 km) away from Tauranga, 93 miles (150 km) away from Rotorua, and 119 miles (192 km) away from Auckland. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

2/5 12 Feb 2020

I thought the tour was rushed and low key. The boat ride was OK but overall the guide seem uninterested and just going through a scripts.

5/5 19 Jan 2020

Only bothered to book as we were staying so close but actually well worth it. Our guide Wii was very entertaining and informative and the smallish group was manageable.