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Waitomo Caves Tours

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3 hours
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3 hours
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2 days
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  • Moody G
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    We went with David (super amazing) who was five minutes early to pick us. They offered to pick us up at our Airbnb even though it was out of the way. David was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Though not part of the tour, he shared a lot about Auckland history on the way out of town, which felt like a bonus. We liked that we took a scenic route through the country side which is beautiful and worth the price of admission. Hobbiton was really cool to see, really incredible attention to detail and a half pint of ale at the end! The glow worm caves are not to be missed, sitting in a boat in the dark looking up at the glowing worms was like being on a mountain top looking at a magical sky.

    One more note, this tour emphasizes tour safety above all else. Not in an annoying way, more like you knew all was well thought through.

    I would give this tour, Dave, and the tour company more than five stars if I could. We will be back!
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • YAN
    2 contributions
    Amazing experience! Had the best day tour in Auckland. Our tour guide, Michael, was super nice and knowledgeable! Didn't feel rushed and everything was very well organized.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Mm7272
    4 contributions
    Mani was the absolute best tour operator ever. He was funny, personable, knowledgeable, professional, and really went out of his way to accommodate us. The caves were an amazing experience as were the geysers and the Maori village. So very interesting… learned so much. It was a long day like others said, but very well worth the experience. So glad I followed the other reviews and booked this tour.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Trevor D
    2 contributions
    Great host fantastic knowledge well organised from pick ups to drop off !

    Time to come and see is now!! As NZ opens up we had the pleasure of no queues ! Anywhere !!!

    To take pics at Hobbiton with no people in the back ground , no waiting easily hear our well versed trip guide …. Perfect

    Rotorua lunch was fantastic, again no queues got to see the Kiwi the boiling mud and the geyser ….

    Waitomo caves are not to be missed the knowledge and passion of our guide …. Nah family member that took us through was fantastic …. Again. The entire trip felt like a private access to everything !!

    The time to visits is now !
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • Ferrygirl
    7 contributions
    Had a fantastic tour with our guide Huia, lots of interesting facts about the glow worms, caves, history and cultural aspects of the area. We felt privileged to be a part of a very small diverse group and felt Huia led us on a very special journey through the caves. The boat journey was definitely the icing on the cake though, like a journey through space 😊
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Panav
    Lower Hutt, New Zealand15 contributions
    It was a great experience, one of the best activities in New Zealand. Our guides Alistar and Kit were amazing. They were really informative, helpful, fun and professional.
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • EsterEFA
    Doha, Qatar43 contributions
    I had tour with Mani as a tour guide. He was well explained, honest, chill and good tour guide. I had so much fun and enjoyed the your a lot. Recommended 💕
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Katherine R
    13 contributions
    I originally scheduled the boat tour, but had to change due to the rising waters from the rain. The Ruakuri caves are beautiful. Our tour guide was very friendly and answered questions well, making the overall experience very enjoyable. And there are still glow worms if that’s what you’re aiming for.
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • Andrea K
    8 contributions
    We went to the caves with a tour company and the caves are worth the visit. You're not in for long but it certainly delights the senses, Trevor is an absurd character, and be prepared to sing! We loved it ❤
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • D R C
    1 contribution
    An excellent activity for families. Informative and quite surreal as you observe the glow worms in silence.
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • Nic8
    Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
    The name says it all "Glowing Adventures" Amazing time exploring these caves. No crowds, just the best that mother nature created. So comfortable in the long longs and gumboots climbing and squeezing through the caves. Totally recommend, will be back.
    Written 5 January 2021
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  • Charlotte M
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    Couldn’t have been better! John and team made us feel like absolute VIPs. The trip came with great snacks, water, and on our way to Hobbiton they gave us a history tour.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • GKimb
    Saint John, Canada220 contributions
    We had a wonderful day exploring the Waitomo glow worm caves, kiwi sanctuary and the countryside of the Tauranga area.
    Our guide Bron was great. She is very informative and makes sure you get to see everything you want....including Hokey Pokey ice cream!
    Our tour was almost 7 hours long but the time flew as we enjoyed every minute of it.
    We would highly recommend this tour and company!
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Sarah P
    Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
    Awesome day, Mark and Michael were both amazing tour guides. So much fun and very informative. Definitely would recommend this company if you’re looking for fab places to visit with friendly and informative guides.
    Written 24 October 2020
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  • Javier_A_C_Q_2022
    2 contributions
    The private tour was the highlight of this particular activity - our family was able to enjoy this amazing place as a group, with Ash as our very knowledgeable and patient guide through the caves. It has all sorts of scenery and is enough of a physical challenge to get the heart-rate up! We learned heaps along the way, and the glowworm cavern was a unique quiet experience. Ash took photos along the way and these were later emailed to us free of charge - great memories. We were able to take our own photos as well, but getting everyone in the group photos was appreciated. Highly recommend as a family/group activity.
    Written 1 January 2022
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