Caveworld, Waitomo Caves

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#3 of 8 in Parks in Waitomo Caves
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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  • We stopped off in Waitomo en route to Hamilton for the famous glow worm caves. I initially checked the main waitomo glow worm caves paw to see tours left every 30 mins... I didn’t book. As we neared w...  more »
  • My sister and I visited about a month ago and went on the Footwhistle Tour. We ended up having a private tour and our guide was brilliant- very knowledgeable, friendly and chatty. We got to see loads ...  more »
  • Did the afternoon cave tubing. Didn’t know what to expect but had a lot of fun. The guide Robin was very knowledgeable and friendly. The whole experience was a couple of hours and they provided wet su...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed this tour. Guides were knowledgeable and really friendly. Amazing caves. Small group so you aren’t crowded with a whole bunch of people. Family run business, lots of glow worms to see, fall backward from a waterfall and lazily drift through caves full of glow worms on a rubber tube. Had a lot of fun!
  • The tour guide is very kind and knowledgeable. We have a lot of fun. 2 hours is not too long and not too short!
  • Very very interesting. Well worth it. 👍👍
  • Fantastic place. Awesome caves.. not crowded and the tour guide had excellent Maori pronunciation
  • Roman was very informative and made the trip worthwhile. Must do in NZed.
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