Caveworld, Waitomo Caves

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Explore the region's caves by taking a guided tour of Caveworld, featuring glow worm displays and gothic rock formations. Adventurous travelers can don a wet suit, grab an inner tube, and take a black-water rafting tour, which includes jumping off an underwater waterfall and zooming down a waterslide. Back at the bush hut, cap off the tour with a complimentary hot drink. Use our Waitomo Caves day trip tool to add Caveworld and other attractions to your Waitomo Caves vacation plans.
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  • October 8, 2017
    Today I did the excursion Footwhistle caves. Unfortunately in the t:System.ComponentModel.ISite of Waitomo sold me a tour between 1:30 and 2 hours, when it ended up lasting 1:10, including round-trip. The cost is 59 nzd per person, by a mere walk from 1 hour stretched to the maximum, they are fireflies and some stalactites, but little else. I felt cheated, I do not recommend it for anything. Unfortunate for especially the recommendation of the t:System.ComponentModel.ISite, which pride themselves on being specialists and impartial. Let me many doubts.
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  • September 24, 2017
    Our family of four including our 11 year old daughter and 9 year old son had a great time black water tubing. We arrived early as requested and were warmly welcomed and chatted to the lady on receptio...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    The crew at Caveworld are awesome! So welcoming and relaxed. You really do get an idea of their love for the area and the caves in which you get to explore. We did the tubing and the dry (walking) tou...  more »
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  • May 16, 2017
    The owner and one of the guides of Cave World is incredibly friendly and offers a variety of experiences to explore the caves! People typically think to visit the Waitomo caves alone, but this is a more tight-knit and personalized experience. They also offer an opportunity to try special local tea which is a great way to top off the experience! Highly recommend.
  • May 16, 2017
    The operator of Cave World, Ross "the Boss", is such an incredibly kind and friendly man! Their caves are beautiful and you can tell they really care about your glowworm experience! They let you take your time and actually snap a few photos(unlike the Waitomo Caves) and afterward they serve you a calming and refreshing Maori Medicinal Tea(of their own recipe). I'd recommend this cave tour to anyone!
  • May 14, 2017
    Awesome experience.. Delightful knowledgeable guide. We're GOING BACK SOON for the Black Water Rafting!
  • March 21, 2017
    An excellent adventure. A guided tour around the underground caverns in a tube to see some incredible sightings of thousands and thousands of glow worms. One of the best things we've seen in New Zealand!
  • January 25, 2017
    Easy to drive to. Friendly staff provided a great experience. The cave tubing was good for all our group members from 10yrs to 66yrs. Great views of the glow worms, plus a little excitement

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