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“cave world”(33 reviews)
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Caveworld offer two fantastic tours with the aim to create memorable caving and glowworm experiences for all our customers. Either choose our fun-filled black water rafting adventure Tube It, or bring your family and friends along and join our...more
23 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6577
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

We did the twilight tour and ended up with a private tour. Guide was really knowledgeable and friendly. Plenty of local information and glow worms. So nice to have some peace and quiet in the cave.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I did the ‘Foot-whistle Cave Tour’ with Caveworld. Our guide Ross was outstanding from start to finish and amazingly knowledgable. The glow worms were particularly cool but the whole experience was excellent. Would highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

By far the best thing we did whilst travelling in New Zealand. This tour was thoroughly enjoyable, can’t rate it highly enough. We had a wonderful tour guide (Coleen) who showed us around and was happy to answer any questions we had. The tour lasted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank readysettravel2
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you’re after a choice time with awesome service this is the place to go! As soon as you walk in the door you’re welcomed with an infectious Kiwi experience. We had heaps of laughs, the caving was way out of our comfort zones but...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Caveworld: it is a part of Waitomo Caves. Whole tour was amazing but this one was out of the world. We had one of best times. A must recommended one

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

The Footwhistle Glowworm tour was a great way to get up close and see the glowworms! Our guide was full of information and it was lovely to try some kawa kawa tea afterwards. I would recommend wearing clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Flora_Yadevol
Reviewed 15 August 2018

What a fantastic experience I had. 2-3 hours tour, in the caves, completely dark seeing the glowworms, floating on the tires and yeah getting a bit wet :) A different way of experience the famous Waitomo Caves!! Fun guides, an blast of a time, completely...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Can’t recommend this tour enough. Rozdaboz was a fantastic tour guide and made a fabulous cup of tea afterwards. Beautiful cave system and amazing glow worms! Not so crowded either as they take small groups on the tour so a personal feel to it!More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lizanne S
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Kia ora Lizanne Thank you for taking the time to give us feeback. It is so nice to hear that 'Roadaboz' looked after you on our Footwhislte Glowworm Cave Tour :). He has worked in tourism for 20+ years and his knowledge, experience and humour...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

If I'm rating the Caveworld simply by itself, it's a great place to visit, 4/5, however if possible I would've rated this place a 10/5 if I could because of my guides, Katrina and Scuba Steve. The two guides made this place that much more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank leonv3x
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi There It's great to hear you had a great experience in Waitomo. However, we have submitted to Tripadvisor that your feedback is placed with the incorrect company as Scuba and Katrina do not work for our Caveworld. Hopefully they will allocate your kind review...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

I did the walking tour with a few friends and it was quite good. The glowworms are amazing and you can see so many of them. The cave itself is beautiful as well. Our guide was lovely and the tea at the end was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Abs359
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi there Thankyou for your kind and honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our guided Footwhistle Glowworm Cave and complimentary Kawakawa tea. Unfortunately cave tours operated by companies in Waitomo are expensive in comparison to caves around the world. This is due...More

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19 June 2018|
Response from rbthodge | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 3 foot drop. You hold your tube behind you (under your butt) then fall backwards, so you land on the tube, on your butt (the water you land in is about 3 feet deep). If you don't want to do it, it's no big... More
10 November 2017|
Response from TriesteH1 | Property representative |
Hi Clio There are no crawls in the Tube It tour people find the most difficult part the entrance way which understandable as you transition from a large outdoor space to a small dark cavern. However, again there are no... More
10 November 2017|
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Response from marconkel | Reviewed this property |
I am claustrophobic and i was ok its so cool crawl a tiny bit