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Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour

Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour - Waitomo, New Zealand
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Duration: Flexible
Location: Waitomo, New Zealand

From USD
$95.77

If you seek an adventure tour that plays with your senses and provides an unforgettable thrill then this tour is for you. Choose between the Black Abyss or the Labyrinth and let the fun begin!

The Black Abyss
Designed for people with a moderate level of fitness, the five-hour invigorating journey includes a minimum of two hours exhilarating underground adventure ... More info ›

If you seek an adventure tour that plays with your senses and provides an unforgettable thrill then this tour is for you. Choose between the Black Abyss or the Labyrinth and let the fun begin!

The Black Abyss
Designed for people with a moderate level of fitness, the five-hour invigorating journey includes a minimum of two hours exhilarating underground adventure. Abseil (Rappel) into the awesome limestone tomb to experience the adrenaline rush as you clamber and slide through squeezes, zip into the black water filled abyss and scramble up waterfalls in your pursuit of daylight.

Inside the cave naturally occurring decorations such as stalactites and stalagmites will amaze while the resident glowworms promise to provide a spectacular visual exhibition as you traverse through the subterraneous playground.

Includes: Abseiling training, abseiling 37 metres, caving and walking, cave tubing (black water rafting), glow worms, jumps, flying fox, climbing

The Labyrinth
This popular tour involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system. As you prepare for your adventure your professional guide will ensure you are properly equipped and teach you some fun techniques before you climb down into nature's underground network for an enjoyable cave tubing experience of a lifetime! Streams spill, twist, turn and join to build a river canyon. Glide with the water as it drops down the hidden waterfall and tumbles down rocky chutes before sliding through vaulted limestone galleries to finally emerge into the dazzling green Waitomo forest.

Prepare to be amazed at the naturally occurring decorations within the cave including stalactites and stalagmites. This exhilarating journey also provides a spectacular visual display of glowworms.

Includes: caving and walking, cave tubing (black water rafting), glow worms, small waterfall jump

At the end of your experience enjoy a hot shower, hearty soup and bagel.

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Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo

Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo - Waitomo, New Zealand
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: Waitomo, New Zealand

From USD
$107.24

The top rated, most intimate, and most personalised glow worm cave tour in Waitomo.

On a Glowing Adventure Glow Worm Eco-Tour our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful native New Zealand forest and into untouched glow worm caves, here in the Waitomo district ... More info ›

The top rated, most intimate, and most personalised glow worm cave tour in Waitomo.

On a Glowing Adventure Glow Worm Eco-Tour our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful native New Zealand forest and into untouched glow worm caves, here in the Waitomo district. We take small tours of no more than 8 people so have the ability to move slowly through the caves, to enjoy, explore, and take in the surroundings, including our mesmerising glow worm displays.

Glowing Adventures is a small family owned business, offering the top rated, most intimate, and most personalised cave tours in Waitomo.

The cave system we visit is one of only two in the Waitomo district that is classified by New Zealand's Department of Conservation as being of “International Significance”. And it is completely untouched! There are no handrails, electric lights, concrete paths, or other modifications, and the tour involves climbing over boulders, up hills and wading through streams. A moderate level of fitness is therefore required.

Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent in the cave system.

We provide all the equipment and clothing you need for your adventure, including appropriate clothing, boots, socks, and caving helmet. So once the tour is over you can pop back into your clean clothes and leave us to deal with your dirty laundry!

We also offer shower facilities, hot drinks, and a snack, once the tour is over.

Cameras are welcome on our adventures, as long as they are not too large. A small digital camera is best, and some people even bring their phones to take photos. Our guides will also take photographs during the tour, and digital copies are provided to you at no charge. Keen photographers hoping to bring larger equipment to capture the scenery may wish to consider one of our Glowing Adventures Glow Worm Cave Photography Tours.

Glowing Adventures is located off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of the Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.

Please note: This tour is not suitable for elderly people or anyone with mobility difficulties. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

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Private Glowworm Cave Tours

Private Glowworm Cave Tours - Waitomo, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Waitomo, New Zealand

From USD
$538.90

Our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful untouched caves here in the Waitomo district. We take small tours of no more than 8 people so have the ability to move slowly through the caves to enjoy, explore and take in the surroundings, including our mesmerising glow worm displays.

Private tours consist of just your party of 2-8 people, plus a guide.

Our walking cave eco-tours are through completely untouched and beautiful New Zealand scenery ... More info ›

Our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful untouched caves here in the Waitomo district. We take small tours of no more than 8 people so have the ability to move slowly through the caves to enjoy, explore and take in the surroundings, including our mesmerising glow worm displays.

Private tours consist of just your party of 2-8 people, plus a guide.

Our walking cave eco-tours are through completely untouched and beautiful New Zealand scenery. There are no concrete paths or handrails or electric lights!

We are off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.

Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent underground. Tours run at least twice daily, and up to four times per day during peak periods. Please ensure you arrive for your tour at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. 

Cameras are welcome on our adventures, as long as they are not too large. A small digital camera is best, and some people even bring their phones to take photos. Keen photographers hoping to bring larger equipment to capture the scenery may wish to consider a photography tour. Please note that anything taken on the tour is at your own risk. Caves have plenty of water, mud and rocks which can be hard on your possessions.

Our maximum group size is eight, and minimum group size is two.

Minimum age is 10 years. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Maximum size is 120kgs.

Please note that 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. While our guides are well trained and make every effort to ensure your safety, there are risks associated with naturally occurring hazards like slippery rocks, flowing water, and steep hills.

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3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves

3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves - Waitomo, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Waitomo, New Zealand

From USD
$201.66

On our photography tours we provide beautiful natural New Zealand scenery both inside and outside of the glow worm caves, with an experienced guide.

These tours are “private”. That is, your group and your guide will be the only participants on the tour ... More info ›

On our photography tours we provide beautiful natural New Zealand scenery both inside and outside of the glow worm caves, with an experienced guide.

These tours are “private”. That is, your group and your guide will be the only participants on the tour. On photography tours we take a minimum of two and a maximum of four people.

There are excellent photo opportunities, including beautiful glow worms. The cave system is one of only two in the Waitomo district that is classified by New Zealand's Department of Conservation as being of “International Significance”. And it is completely untouched!

On photography tours we allow larger cameras and other equipment like small tripods. And you have the freedom to take a lot more time over your photography than you do on our other tours. Photographing glow worms is challenging, and can take some time. The results though can be spectacular!

Allow 3 hours for this tour of which approximately 2 hours is spent underground. Cameras and equipment are of course welcome on this photography tour. The cave is classified by New Zealand's Department of Conservation as being of 'International Significance.' 

Please note that anything taken on the tour is at your own risk. Caves have plenty of water, mud and rocks which can be hard on your possessions. There are also steep hills to and from the cave where you will be expected to carry your own equipment.

The Photography tour is different to the standard tour as you take a different route. This way you will not need to climb though small spaces with your equipment. This tour focuses on the main glowworm display.

With small groups it allows you to take time with settings and equipment without interruption. Your group and your guide will be the only participants on this private tour, which takes a minimum of two and a maximum of four people.

The starting point is located approximately 25 minutes by car from Waitomo Caves Village and 20 minutes from Te Kuiti.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour - Waitomo, New Zealand
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Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Waitomo, New Zealand

From USD
$36.42

Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above on this 45-minute, small group guided tour, as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Many of the current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area ... More info ›

Be amazed by the thousands of magical glowworms above on this 45-minute, small group guided tour, as you glide silently by boat in the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Many of the current guides are descendants of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you the remarkable history of the area. Guided since the late 1880s, this is the original, iconic New Zealand attraction.

World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list.

The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as the expert guides provide informative commentary on their historical and geological significance to the region.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveler. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 125 years of cultural and natural history.

Walk through the majestic Cathedral Cave famous for its spectacular formations and acoustics.

Marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River and gaze in silence at the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto. As you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights, you'll immediately experience a serene ambience and be fascinated and intrigued by tiny glowworms that light your way.

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75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour

75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour - Waitomo, New Zealand
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Duration: 75 minutes
Location: Waitomo, New Zealand

From USD
$50.58

Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries ... More info ›

Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms. Spectacular and unique, Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. In this 2 hours sightseeing tour, your guide will bring you up close to glowworms, elaborate cave formations, underground rivers, myths, legends and sacred Maori sites.

Discover the spectacular Ruakuri Cave on this 75-minute guided walking tour.

Ruakuri Cave has displays of glowworms and is filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years. Points of interest include softly folding shawl-like formations (formed by flowing rivers) and fossilized seashells, which indicate how the caves were once part of the seabed. Major features include Holdens Cavern, named after James Holden who first opened the cave to the public, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, and The Ghost Passage.

Tours depart every day (except Christmas Day) at 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave. Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair accessible. .

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