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Waitomo Caves Tours

Tours can start or finish in Auckland or Rotorua

unless specified differently

Select from our wide range of options – You do not all have to do the same caving activity even if you are travelling together

Featured below  is a variety of  Cave tours and  Cave Combos

Follow the Blackwater rafting link for information about the  wide range of adventure Tours at Waitomo

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Waitomo Caves Afternoon Tour  from $219pp

Only available from Rotorua

Starts only in Rotorua – Can finish in Auckland or Rotorua                       

Hotel pickups (Central areas of Rotorua only) from 1:20pm. Return to Rotorua by 7pm or arrive in Auckland approximately 7:45pmwaitomo

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 from the roof of the  Waitomo Caves

You will travel through Rural NZ landscape from Rotorua to the Waitomo Caves ( approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes) On arrival you will join a guided tour of the  caves, conducted by a local guide – the highlight of which is the  boat ride along the Waitomo River where you have the opportunity to see the myriad of glow worm lights that make up the Glowworm Grotto.

On exiting the Cave you will re-join your coach for  your  onward journey to Auckland or Rotorua

Returning to Auckland

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Returning to Rotorua

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Cave Combos

HF3w Hobbiton- Waitomo Caves – (two cave combo Ruakuri Cave and the Waitomo Cave) or Black Labyrinth   Auckland to Auckland or Auckland to Rotorua  from $449pp

Depart 6:30am – return between 7pm and 8pm depending on traffic – Hotel pickups from just before 6:30am


Travel from Auckland to Matamata then to Hobbiton for your tour of the movie set with “Hobbiton Tours”. Travel in comfort in a late model Mercedes,  Our vehicles range from 6 passenger seats to 15 passenger seats and which ones we  use  depends on the  number of people travelling on your day of travel. You will have the opportunity to view the scenery of New Zealand’s Waikato region on your way to Hobbiton  which is know  for it’s cattle and  dairy industry. You will also see some sheep in paddocks near the roads you are travelling on.

Your tour concludes with a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon. and a generous packed  lunch will be supplied

From Hobbiton we will travel to Waitomo caves where you will explore 2 caves – or join a caving adventure before return to Auckland or Rotorua

Start in Rotorua or Auckland  and finish in Auckland or Rotorua   –  This tour includes  Hobbiton and 2 Cave Combo at Waitomo – or for the more Adventurous you can swap the 2 caves for the Black Labyrinth  –  after which you travel to Auckland  or Rotorua arriving between 7pm and 8pm – Tour includes all transport, admission fees and a generous packed lunch

Start in Rotorua or Auckland  and finish in Auckland or Rotorua  with 2 Cave Combo   The Ruakuri and Waitomo Caves

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Start in Rotorua or Auckland  and finish in Auckland or Rotorua  with Black Labyrinth

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Depart 6:45:am Hotel pickup from 6.25am (From Auckland)          Depart 8:00am Hotel pickup from 7:45am (From Rotorua)

We have people choosing different caving activities on the same day. If you choose a shorter  activity you may have some free time .


WO1 – Waitomo and Aranui Caves   $278 pp

Tour includes:

Tour and boat ride at the Waitomo Cave    Lunch at the  Waitomo Caves Restaurant     Guided tour of  the Aranui Cave   Transport to and from Auckland or Rotorua

Aranui Cave  is set in the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, 5 minutes drive from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. It is named after Ruruku Aranui, the local Maori man who first discovered this previously aranuihidden gem back in 1910. Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo’s three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance.

However, just inside the entrance is a colony of native New Zealand cave wetas and further into the cave is the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations. Aranui Cave is a magical, mystical place that is steeped in Maori myth and legend. As such, it occupies a very special place in the hearts of the people of the Waitomo district. Visit soon to see the richly varied cave formations within close-up view and enjoy an experience you will never forget.

This is our  shortest  Combo and you may have  up to 3 hours of free time – We  spread this time during the day between your activities

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WO2 – Waitomo and Ruakuri Caves   $299 pp

Tour includes:

Tour and boat ride at the Waitomo Cave    Lunch at the  Waitomo Caves Restaurant     Guided tour of  the Ruakuri Cave   Transport to and from Auckland or Rotorua

ruakuriAccording to Maori legend, Ruakuri Cave (rua meaning den, and kuri meaning dog) was first discovered 400-500 years ago by a young Maori hunting for birds. 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.

Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. It will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature.    Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access

This tour has about 5 hours of activities  so you may have  up to 2 hours of free time during the day


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WO3- Three Caves Waitomo, Aranui  and Ruakuri Caves   $333 pp

Tour includes:

Tour and boat ride at the Waitomo Cave    Lunch at the  Waitomo Caves Restaurant     Guided tour of  the Ruakuri Cave and  Aranui Caves    Transport to and from Auckland or Rotorua

ruakuri2Spend your day  moving from above ground to underground in the caves  Visit three very different caves

This tour has about 6.5 hours of activities  so you will have very little spare time in the day


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Other Caves –

We work with every caving supplier at Waitomo – If want to do a combination not listed or choose Spellbound as your option, please let us know and we  will see if we  can package this for you – for more information about caving adventures follow the link to Blackwater Rafting


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