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Waitomo Glowworm Cave Experience - Small Group Tour from Auckland
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Waitomo Glowworm Cave Experience - Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 8h
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  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet onboard the minibus
  • Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave
  • Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Experience one of the best North Island destinations in one day on an all-encompassing tour
  • Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the tour of the iconic Glow-worm Caves
  • Be captivated by the thousands of magical glow-worms as you glide silently by boat
  • Stare up at thousands of glowing glow-worms above you
  • Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics
  • Immerse yourself in geology and history of the Waitomo caves with the help of a tour guide
  • Unrivalled boat ride through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto
  • Witness the history created over thousands of years
  • See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lighting up above your head
  • WiFi on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
What's not included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner


Start:
  • Mövenpick Hotel Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 168163P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
    • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items.
    • Easy and good fitness level required.
    • This is a guided walking tour and sensible walking footwear is recommended.
    • No photography is permitted inside the Waitomo caves, and cameras and Go Pros cannot be taken on the tour.
    • No backpacks or large bags allowed in cave due to delicate formations.
    • Please do not touch the formation in the cave as it discoloured easily, please help us protect our cave.
    • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
    • Tours are suitable for people of all ages and average fitness.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Waitomo Glowworm Cave Experience - Small Group Tour from Auckland?
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      Stop: 15 minutes
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      Pass by
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      Waitomo Glowworm Caves
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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      Auckland Central
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    • vipulagarwal
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    • barbaraf835
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    • CanadianChick2016
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Day to see 2 Caves!
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    • Culture118674
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      Great Journey
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      Written 19 April 2024
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      Marvelous Experience
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    • maureend772021
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice experience in Glow worm caves with experience kart
      Hello, I have really appreciated this trip and the guide is very nice. He shared with us lot of tips and information during the driving. I used to be confront with scams in my previous experience with a tour operator but nothing to worry about this trip in small group. Easy to find the car it is written experiencekart on it :)
      Written 26 March 2024
    • 779mayui
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      It was a bit too early start, but our guide was kind and warmly welcomed us. His guide explanation was understandable. Also, the guide at Waitomo cave was funny and understandable.
      Written 23 March 2024
    • Seattle98374
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So Many Sights in One Day
      What a wonderful tour for seeing a huge amount in a short time. In 8 hours, we were able to visit multiple scenic vistas, had two different wine tastings, enjoyed a fabulous lunch, and walked on a blacl sand beach, all while seeing the full breadth of Auckland. Karthik was a knowledgeable and friendly guide who did his utmost to make sure we had a great time. The snack and drink bags provided at the beginning of the tour were the cherry on top of this experience. Highly recommended.
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      ExperienceKart is truly the best!!
      Truly lucked out with experiencekart / Karthik. He was an amazing guide for 2 days. Did the city highlights the 1st day and the Waitomo glowworm caves on the 2nd day. Karthik was very knowledgeable about the city, country and all the landmarks. In addition to his expertise in knowledge, he was very flexible, friendly and willing to go out of his way to make the trip enjoyable for our group of 9 seniors.
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    Jacque m
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    The glowworm cave was a great adventure and the whole trip was enhanced by having a knowledgeable Māori tour guide, Ama. She shared knowledge about the tribes and their culture. I really enjoyed this added part of the trip! We also stared the trip with sweet little gift bags full of treats for our outing. I would definitely take another tour with this team!
    Written 6 April 2024
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    Kia ora Jacque, It was our pleasure to host you and thank you sincerely for taking your time to leave us a glowing 5 star review. We are deeply humbled by your comments especially "The glowworm cave was a great adventure and the whole trip was enhanced by having a knowledgeable Māori tour guide, Ama". We are super stoked to hear that you enjoyed our tour and looking forward to another great adventure with us. It was wonderful hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes for the remainder of 2024!
    Written 7 April 2024
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    DALALCA
    Navi Mumbai, India28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Couples
    The moment we sat in this bus, a goody bag was given by Driver / Guide name AMA. (In India ama means mother's care and her attitude of lovely feelings reflected that). So it started with positive vibration and this continues till end.

    The caves itself were marvellous and we'll know.
    Written 17 March 2024
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    Kia ora Rajesh, It was our pleasure to host you and thank you very much for this excellent review of your travel experience with ExperienceKart and about our exceptional driver guide Ama, we will ensure to sure pass this on to her as she will be very happy to hear. We are delighted to hear that you had a great start of your tour with positive vibrations and thank you sincerely for taking your time to post this feedback, we really appreciate it! Wishing you safe travels and enjoy the rest of your travel in NZ!
    Written 17 March 2024
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    B L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    Our Waitomo Glowworm Cave Experience excursion was both unique and a lot of fun. Karthik at ExperienceKart was a wonderful host and an excellent driver. He picked us up at our hotel precisely on time, and was very pleasant and professional throughout the tour. He was very eager to share his extensive knowledge of New Zealand, and we learned a lot. The next time we find ourselves in Auckland, we will certainly book with ExperienceKart again!
    Written 28 April 2023
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    Kia Ora Greg & Barb, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback and we are stoked to hear that you had such an amazing and fun tour with ExperienceKart to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves! We can't wait to host you again in the future and until then we wish you safe travels!
    Written 29 April 2023
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    Altor152
    San Diego, CA30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Family
    It was the most amazing experience! First of all, the staff there was extremely accommodating and flexible, which we were so thankful for. Once we started the tour, it was just magical. Matt and Jess did an amazing job making it fun, educational, interesting, and just overall an excellent tour. Definitely one of the highlights of our vacation!
    Written 14 January 2024
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    Kia Ora Altor, Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are deeply humbled. We are very pleased that we made your overall travel experience very memorable and enjoyable and we strive very hard to provide a positive experience for our guests. We look forward to hosting you again and thank you sincerely for choosing to book with ExperienceKart and recommending our services.
    Written 15 January 2024
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    DayTrip599747
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMA, our tour guide was exceptional. She’s knowledgeable and eager to respond to questions. She has a lovely personality and is very personable. She made the experience delightful for all of us.
    Written 1 April 2024
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    Kia ora, Thank you so much for choosing to book with ExperienceKart, we really appreciate your lovely feedback on your epic trip to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and glad that you enjoyed your tour with one of our exceptional guides Ama, we are very delighted to hear that you had a very rewarding and informative experience! We look forward to hosting you!
    Written 1 April 2024
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    Dalia
    Kaunas County, Lithuania9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This tour was really impressive. We had wonderful guide Karthik, very intelligent, very polite and smart. The tour was very informative, as the guide told us a lot of interesting things about NZ non stop😊
    Written 4 March 2024
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    Kia Ora Dalia & Arvydas, It was our pleasure to host you on your epic day trip from Auckland to Waitomo Glowworm caves and thank you so much for taking your time to leave us a glowing 5 star review, it means the world to us. We are very pleased about your travel experience along with our guide Karthik, and glad that you found the day very informative and entertaining. Thank you sincerely for choosing to book with us and recommending our services! Wishing you enjoyable travels and best wishes for 2024!
    Written 4 March 2024
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    KUMAR M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Great trip. Kathik, our tour guide from ExperienceKart, was amazing. Karthink's attention to detail and commentary was excellent. He was also punctual for our pickup.
    Written 27 February 2024
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    Kia Ora Kumar, Thanks very much for your lovely 5 star review, it was a pleasure to host you and Usha! We are very glad that you enjoyed your travel to the Waitomo Caves and we look forward to hosting you again in the future! Best wishes for 2024!
    Written 29 February 2024
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    Mary W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    We had a wonderful driver/tour guide who told us a great deal of very interesting information about the Maori culture, the history of New Zealand and the areas that we drove through on the way to Waitomo. The glow worm cave tour was an amazing experience.
    Written 8 January 2024
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    Kia Ora Mary, Thank you for your lovely 5 star review and it is heartening to hear that you had a wonderful day travelling to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and our lovely guide Ama kept you entertained throughout the tour. We take pride and strive hard to deliver positive and vibrant travel experiences to our guests and your lovely comments are a true testament to our quality of services. Thank you sincerely for choosing and recommending our tours. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
    Written 9 January 2024
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    Pioneer45043715425
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    Very nice staff, they give me some local snacks and the transport was super comfortable.
    I will highly recommend taking this trip , also it didn’t took as many hours as I thought
    Written 9 October 2023
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    Kia Ora, Thank you very much for choosing ExperienceKart and recommending our services. We are very glad that you enjoyed your trip visiting the Waitomo Caves in one of our comfortable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibuses. We look forward to hosting you and wishing you safe travels.
    Written 10 October 2023
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    Manuela B
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Solo
    Very good experience. As for the tour, Karthik (driver) was willing to tell us a little about the history of the caves, the country, anecdotes, etc. We made stops to go to the bathroom, rest our legs and eat. We were a super small group, but it was worth it. Super recommended!
    Written 1 October 2023
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    Kia Ora Manuela, Thank you very much for your great review and we are very glad that you enjoyed your day travelling to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and learning about the history and geology of the regions. We look forward to hosting you again and thank you very much for booking our tour and recommending our services.
    Written 2 October 2023
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