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Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Aranui Cave

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  • The Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Boat trip like no other
  • Glowworm Grotto
  • Ancient underground labyrinth of limestone
  • Aranui Cave
  • A place for quiet contemplation
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Explore two of Waikato's popular attractions; the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and Aranui Cave, for one great price. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a major drawing card for the region as its natural beauty is something to admire. Thousands of tiny glowworms inhabit the cave and put on a mesmerising light display likened to the twinkling night sky. The tour through the glowworm caves takes around 45 minutes to complete with tours running multiple times a day.

The Aranui Cave is located just 5 minutes from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and is the smallest cave of the three main caves. Featuring an incredible collection of sights including stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones and decorative formations, you won't know where to look first when exploring this delicate cave.

This package is valid for use from October 1 until September 30 however tours are subject to weather.

How It Works

  • When booking this tour, please advise your preferred tour time for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the booking notes
  • Once completing the booking, you will receive your tour voucher via email
  • Your tour operators details will be on the voucher, please phone to reconfirm booking and book in your time for the Aranui Cave tour


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Aranui Cave


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, subterranean wonderland
  • You'll discover an ancient underground labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos, and marvel at amazing stalactites and stalagmites
  • Experience a boat trip like no other, journeying through the starry expanse of the Glowworm Grotto
  • The most beautiful of caves, Aranui has a resplendent array of stalactites and stalagmites
  • The delicate formations create a place for quiet contemplation and a time to reflect on the wonders of nature


  • Times for the Glowworm Cave are from 9am – 5pm daily
  • Tours run daily from the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, tour duration is 1.5 hours

What To Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Camera (permitted only in Aranui Cave)

Additional Information

  • Tour times are subject to change without notice
  • Child prices are for 4-14 years old inclusive (proof may be required)
  • Children under 4 years of age are free
  • No smoking, food, drink or litter are permitted inside the caves
  • Photography and video are not permitted inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, but is allowed in the Aranui Cave


  • 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 hidden 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

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
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