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Glowing Adventures

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“glow worms”(140 reviews)
Our awesome Waitomo adventure is tucked away “off the beaten track” on our family farm and we LOVE it that way and so do our guests. Avoid the tourist crowds - our 3 hour guided tours are for small groups. You can explore magical glow worm displays...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1199 Oparure Road, Waitomo Caves 3985, New Zealand
+64 508 445 694
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All reviews small group glow worms tea and biscuits hot shower new zealand family run own pace no rush personal tour caving adventure wonderful guide amazing experience personal touch highly recommend this tour personal experience great adventure highlight of our trip
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Reviewed yesterday

Our caving adventure tour was amazing. The tour was well organised and on time, Heath was a friendly and knowledgeable guide and the glow worms were beautiful. The caving was quite adventurous and fun, although there were alternative routes or the option to wait for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did this tour with my brother at the end of October. We were just expecting to be lead into a dark cave and given the opportunity to see some glow worms. This expectation was entirely surpassed. In a group of four we were lead...More

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Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hike in the Cave was great. I have never seen a Natural Cave and with glowing Adventures i had the opportunity to have a once in a lifetime experience. At some Points i had worries to make my way through the tight Spots; but...More

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Thank Escape34614313111
Reviewed 3 days ago

The experience inside the cave was superb. Besides, the guide takes photos during the activity and then sends them to you in an e-mail (completely free!). After the activity you can have a hot shower and then they treat you to tea and cookies! What...More

Thank Ana B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cannot find the right words to express what an amazing experience this was. Would do this tour over and over again! So glad we chose this family owned business. The tour was small sized, 7 with the guide, and personal and interactive! We got very...More

1  Thank Voyager67102039847
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the best company to go with if you want to experience the glow worm caves. It is truly an amazing experience, unlike anything the other companies can offer. There are no man made paths and not large enough for a boat to travel...More

Thank lisaha_hawaii
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't get the boardwalks, or the pretty lights or the huge stalactites and stalagmites of other more commercial caves, or the crowds. What you DO get is a real caving adventure, millimetres from glow worms, interesting formations, and a very informative, friendly and personal...More

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Thank DayTrip20670959499
Reviewed 1 week ago

No boats, no concrete paths and no electricity, just your head torch which was provided along with all other clothing necessary for the squeezing and scrambling to get up close with th 'worms'. You can take your camera but they also provide photos foc. Excellent...More

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Thank Baldytop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent activity, certainly a must-do in Waitomo NZ. We were a little group of four so it was very convenient to listen and interact with our nice guide. The cave were amazingly big, and the glowing worms, an enchantment (and we took the time to...More

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Thank nicobalazard
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ash was such a great guide, ensuring that our needs were well-taken care of on the trip. We had a wonderful time caving in the Waitomo caves. Sufficient equipment was also provided... with some tea/warm drinks coupled with cookies at the end of the tour.....More

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10 January 2017|
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Response from Michelle B | Property representative |
Hi there, we do have a range of sizes available for most people here at Glowing Adventures and have taken a whole range of sized people on our tour. They main thing is mind set and strength. So there are a few places you... More
26 February 2016|
Response from Michelle B | Property representative |
Hi there, we have 3x glow worm displays here at Glowing Adventures and they are all quite different. The first is in a large cavern and they are very high up like the night sky. The second is very up close and personal... More