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Glowing Adventures

1199 Oparure Road | Waitomo District, 3985, New Zealand
+64 508 445 694
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Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo
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For a unique caving experience off the beaten tourist track on our private family farm. Small groups of 8 or less. Amazing glowworm displays and no tour buses! We offer a real caving experience with no footpaths or lights just beautiful untouched New Zealand at its finest. What are you waiting for? Don’t forget a small camera to capture this 3 hour experience. All equipment provided. Photography and Private tours are available. Note: This tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties as it involves climbing over boulders, walking up hills and wading through streams with rocks underfoot. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1199 Oparure Road | Waitomo District, 3985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I completely underestimated what this tour would entail - and I'm happy that we were wrong! Our guided tour of the gloworm caves could not have been more exciting. Our tour guide was fantastic the whole way through, sharing lots of valuable...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rather than join the hoards of tourists at the Waitomo Caves mentioned in every guidebook (speaking of over-tourism), we booked a small group tour with Glowing Adventures. The family has owned the farmland with its own cave system for over a century, but only recently...More

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Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome experience. Its a full package that you get to see a nature, activity and a friendly guide (Kingi).

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Thank friend_daniel
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing experience. What I had not wanted to miss. It was very special to climb in the cave. The guide Kingi tell us a lot. He was great!

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Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was far better than we had expected!. The cave was awesome and our guide, Kingi did a great job explaining how the cave formed and telling us about Māori history. Some parts of the way through the cave where a little difficult, but...More

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Thank Inga F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very welcoming and kind, everything was authentic and it was an amazing experience. I am so glad we decided to come here!

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Thank katiez68
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a nice small group. The tour was at a comfortable pace. Plenty of opportunity to take pictures. It was so peaceful when we just sat in the cave and took in the sights of the glow worms. The guide was very helpful, informative...More

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Thank crystalina81
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a great and muddy day! We thought due to all the rain our trip might be cancelled...but we got to see both the wet and dry cave which was great.

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Thank carenlieb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small Groups, great guide. Much time, no rush. No prepared paths, just nature. Provided cloths and boots. Many glowworms :) Afterwards we sat together for an hour, with cookies and tea after a hot shower. And they mailed great pictures! Highly recommended! Enjoy!!

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MelsieFM
10 January 2017|
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Response from GlowingAdventures | 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
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outofofficebrb
26 February 2016|
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Response from GlowingAdventures | 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
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