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Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours

15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 800 773 552
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Excellent experience and pjotographic opportunities

We signed up for the photography tour of the caves. Peter showed us around and was very helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jocgerard
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Wellington, New Zealand
The Spellbound tour is a must do in New Zealand!

This tour is amazing! I booked the Spellbound tour as it is the only tour I could find that would... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jessica B
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Our tours are friendly, informative and fun. With no more than 12 people on board, raft beneath many thousands of fabulous glowworms to see them at their very best. We visit private caves away from the regular, more commercial tours. Our caves are on a beautiful hill country farm and your guide is also your host, so expect a really enjoyable and memorable tour of our two magical caves.
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“biscuits” (82 reviews)
“small group” (158 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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+64 800 773 552
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We signed up for the photography tour of the caves. Peter showed us around and was very helpful with locations for shots and technical camera issues in the cave environment. Because he scheduled us as the last tour of the day, we did not have...More

Thank jocgerard
Reviewed 3 days ago

This tour is amazing! I booked the Spellbound tour as it is the only tour I could find that would allow you to take photographs inside the glow worm caves. Our tour guide Hop was really lovely and incredibly knowledgable having had a lengthy career...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was debating whether to go with Spellbound or the Waitomo Caves tour as I was thinking the 3.25 hours for the Spellbound tour might be too much for my two children (they both have autism). I am so glad we booked with Spellbound!! It...More

Thank Tash G
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, that's great you and your children really enjoyed the tour. Coming in winter means the weather is a bit of a lottery but often we have quite small groups and this can be just the right thing. 3.25 hours does sound like a long...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This small group, personalised experience is a must do if you plan to visit glowworm caves in NZ. We did this last week during our 3 week trip around both islands, and it was one of the highlights of our stay in this beautiful country....More

Thank Jaycee6508
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It's wonderful to be described as one of the highlights of New Zealand, we really appreciate your kind review and it's great to hear you enjoyed meeting Mangu.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice intimate small group, knowledgeable borderline hilarious tour guide and time to experience the caves and the scenery makes this a must do for anyone visiting the caves!

Thank Lanre A
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello I'm giggling a little about our "borderline" tour guide. I'm not too sure what that means but pleased it made for a memorable tour for you. Thank you for your nice review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour a few weeks ago and it was truly one of the top three activities during our 15 day stay in NZ. The scenery is amazing, words cannot describe it, our guide (I can't be sure of his name: hohe? Xoxe?) was...More

Thank franzferdinand17
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, we're really pleased you enjoyed your tour with Hohepa (that's Joseph in Maori) and liked our personalised style of tour. Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well guided and individual tour to a Glowworm and dripstone cave is a Must-Do for every New Zealand North Island journey!!

Thank Kevin E
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review and taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to Waitomo for over 45 years & thought there was only one set of caves - I went into the I-site & was told about "Spellbound" which sounded much better both in price & extent & so it turned out -...More

Thank Gerald B
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I agree, Waitomo has seen lots of changes in the last 45 years and there is more on offer than one set of caves. I'm really pleased you enjoyed our tour with us and saw a bit more of Waitomo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small group size, attentive guides, two caves, loads of glow worms. A wonderful experience provided by Spellbound. This is the real deal!

Thank pumpkincustard
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello thank you for your kind review we really pleased you liked your tour with us

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family recently spent 6 nights touring around the north island of New Zealand. Some friends recommended going to see the glow worms in Waitomo and they suggested we use Spellbound tours. We did and we had a great afternoon. Our guide (I think his...More

Thank Paul G
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a lovely review, it gives our company lots of pleasure to know people are enjoying their cave visit with us and appreciating all the things about our area that we treasure too.

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ghuang1012
25 August 2017|
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Response from Libby027 | Property representative |
Hello, we don't have a package with Hobbiton I'm sorry. If you would like to write to our email address we can put you in touch with shuttle service who would be happy to bring you to both attractions independently.
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lccheng
7 February 2017|
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Response from Libby027 | Property representative |
Hi you come to our office in Waitomo, your guide will meet you there and take you on tour in a Transit Van
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Peggybish
10 November 2016|
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Response from tntbamford | Reviewed this property |
We did the 3.25 hour tour. Think that's the only one they offer. I'd recommend calling and getting your name on the list as I think they fill up fast. Was a wonderful tour! Free phone (in NZ) is 0800 773 552
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