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. Put Caveworld at the forefront of your travel plans using our Waitomo Caves vacation route planner.
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  • On way to Rotorua we questioned whether the detour was worth, OMG I'm so glad we did as this was by far the highlight of our trip!! Mama was so awesome & her brother was such a brilliant guide, we lov...  more »
  • The guides were very fun and helpful. The pace of the whole trip was a bit slower than I expected, but it turned out to be perfect. We had a great time!  more »
  • Rich and his sister so friendly, really fun and interesting, great knowledge and great service especially appreciated free hot tea after and being sent the photos for memories (free!)!  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