Caveworld, Waitomo Caves

4.8
#9 of 25 in Nature in Waikato Region
Cave Nature / Park
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. Put Caveworld at the forefront of your travel plans using our Waitomo Caves vacation route planner.
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  • I took my 72 year old mom to do this cave tour in May 2017. We did the one with the tubes and the wet suits. It was the most amazing, sometimes scary (in a good way), beautiful, fun, a bit cold, excit...  more »
  • I did the tour and it was amazing. Going backwards down a waterfall and sliding down was fun! They allowed me to bring my GoPro and let me mount it onto one of their cameras.  more »
  • I've done the footwhistle cave tour in the morning. (Don't worry it's gonna be exactly the same if you're doing it in the morning or in the afternoon). 3 of us were on this tour. We left on time from ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Awesome experience.. Delightful knowledgeable guide. We're GOING BACK SOON for the Black Water Rafting!
  • 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!
  • 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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