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1-Hour Guided Tour of Aranui Cave Waitomo provided by Waitomo Glowworm Caves

1-Hour Guided Tour of Aranui Cave Waitomo

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Covid Practices: We will be requesting all visitors sign in upon arrival for contact tracing, we will be maintaining social distancing and implementing cleaning practices throughout the day as well as hand sanitizer
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Departure Point
39 Te Araroa Trail, Waikato 3977, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Aranui Cave
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • All you will need are comfortable shoes and a warm jacket.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ralph W wrote a review Mar 2021
33 contributions28 helpful votes
I was last here as a kid with my parents. This visit was absolutely fantastic. Guide Hiria was truly amazing. Showed a genuine interest in every individual person. Made us all feel really welcome. Thorough knowledge and a stunning singing voice in the cathedral cave. What a
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Crayeater wrote a review Dec 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand46 contributions30 helpful votes
It seems the other reviews for these caves are all about the glowworm one with the boat ride. Understandable, as you buy the combo ticket for both at the glow worm cave entrance. We did both as a combo and this cave is just as worthwhile as visiting the glow worm one as they are
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ste7373 wrote a review Mar 2020
Chesterield, Derbyshire162 contributions173 helpful votes
This was a really interesting tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. You see some stunning scenery. The best part is the glow worms at the end of the tour when you sail through the caves on a small boat..... so soothing and peaceful. Well worth a visit. FYI - We did
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Date of experience: March 2020
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474lovetoeat474 wrote a review Mar 2020
Canada58 contributions58 helpful votes
We did the tour on February 29th. Our group wasn't huge, maybe 20 of us. The cave was interesting and the glowworms fascinating, however the tour itself was disappointing. Our guide was a Maori gentleman and he was more focused on the need to be quiet rather than guiding.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 1-Hour Guided Tour of Aranui Cave Waitomo
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We apologise that you felt the guides and service wasn't up to standard and we will pass on your feedback to ensure a great experience for future visitors. Each of our caves have unique qualities. Ruakuri has the most compelling subterranean experiences, and Aranui Cave offers the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations. If you are after even more diversity you should visit The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co to abseil underground into the caves, zipline, float down underground rivers and get up close with the glowworms. Nga mihi,
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zjmh wrote a review Feb 2020
Kintyre Peninsula, United Kingdom39 contributions14 helpful votes
Loved the tour! Thought we would all freak out in the cave but the guide put us at ease. Even our youngest got over her fear! It's really interesting and quite amazing to see the glowing lights from the glowworms. Loved the green screen pics although some were of places we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 1-Hour Guided Tour of Aranui Cave Waitomo
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with us at the caves. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again! Nga mihi,
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WCOB
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Iconic boat ride
It's been many years since I last visited. It was enjoyable as there were only nine people on the tour. The guide w
melanieminkywhale
melanieminkywhale
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Magical must do!
Our experience underground in the Waitomo Glowworm caves was beyond exceptional. Our guide Moi was fantastic from s
Havinfun365
Havinfun365
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Excellent time
Amazing place! Moi was a great and fun guide and had a real passion for the caves.The price is phenomenal for all t
1999Anabel
1999Anabel
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Waitomo caves
It was wonderful to see the glow worms during the very short boat trip - almost surreal. It’s an outstanding intern
pracatan77
pracatan77
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Magical Experience
A magical experience deep underground, seeing some wonderful sights. Moi our host was fantastic and gave us an inf
Jessewoodcock12
Jessewoodcock12
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Amazing
We absolutely loved the tour! Corey was amazing and was so passionate about it which made it so much more special.
CushlaH_13
CushlaH_13
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Glow worms and caves stunning
Our 4 year old daughter loved the glow worm cave tour and boat ride. The tour was an hour but it moved quickly enou
Ashleigh R
Ashleigh R
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Incredible experience
Climbing down into a cave isn't something that I thought I would ever do. I was slightly nervous but it was so wort
Sus1952
Sus1952
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Wonderful visit
It was many, many years since I had visited this iconic glowworm cave. It was well worth the wait. We had a wonderf
663jacquim
663jacquim
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Exceeded expectations
NZ do this tour while there are no cruise ships etc. The guide was so knowledgeable March 1 at 1000. The glow worms
VJ1S
VJ1S
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Support our tourism industry
Took our kids 6 & 8 years old. They loved it, we learned so much. The guide Shawny was lovely, kept us all engaged
PettTrina
PettTrina
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Family experience
This was amazing. Definitely recommend doing. Pretty pricey for a family but we learned and saw so much and our g
GourmandsExpedition
GourmandsExpedition
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Unique Experience but Not on My Top Things To Do in New Zealand
VISIT: end of February 2020 COMPANY: Auckland Scenic Tours I have always heard of the glowworm caves in New Zealan
skibabe74
skibabe74
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Well worth a visit!
We’ve just been to the caves, first time for me and my kids. It’s really well set up, with gentle walking paths thr
grantwalker2014
grantwalker2014
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birthday treat
what a great place to go and see the caves are amazing. the boat ride was cool and seeing all the glow worms on the
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  • Duration: 1h
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