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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  • Are my feet a dark cave. Note that at your feet is also nice, arukimashita flashlight to illuminate.
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  • Great family run business. Friendly staff and the caves were truly amazing. Floating through its back cave only being guided by worms and a couple actual guides is a must.  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the tube it tour, however could be a lot more professionally operated. Changing rooms are very run down, bus in desperate need of a clean and repairs, holes in the wetsuits and s...  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!
  • Fantastic place. Awesome caves.. not crowded and the tour guide had excellent Maori pronunciation
  • Nice one night stop. Really good restaurant meal.
  • A wonderful experience, mesmerising, peaceful and fascinating how glow worms live in this niche
  • A lovely visit ... turns out there are lots of other glowworm caves to visit but these folks are aggressive marketers. but they delivered the goods.

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Holiday parks with spaces for tents and caravans provide some of the most budget-friendly places to stay in town, as do family-owned bed and breakfasts. Hotels close to the caves are the most exclusive and upscale among the accommodations here, with various onsite amenities and manicured grounds.
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