Day Trips in Waitomo Caves

Top Day Trips in Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Day Trips in Waitomo Caves

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$349.00
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6+ hours
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$376.00
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6+ hours
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  • Shawn O
    2 contributions
    Our tour guide Mani was an excellent tour guide. He cared about the group and our experience, getting everything in. He knows so much about New Zealand, the places we went to, and the Maori people and language. The glowworm caves and geysers were so awesome. The mud pools were cool to see. We even saw a Kiwi bird. It was an awesome tour and I recommend it to anyone who is thinking about doing it.
    Written 10 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jocooper1967
    Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
    We were a group of four adults and were joined by another couple on our tour. Our guide, Norm, was excellent - he was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour and made the tour both fun and informative. The boat trip portion of the tour was absolutely magical and the river gorge portion of the tour was fascinating. Highly recommend to anyone visiting this area and please note that the weather makes no difference to the enjoyment of your trip - just take a raincoat, good walking shoes and enjoy!
    Written 11 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • it’s me!
    1 contribution
    we had a wonderful time at hobbiton as well as the caves today and our guide Peter was brilliant! highly recommend!!
    Written 5 July 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
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Paul G
    Houston, TX2 contributions
    Me and my wife had a very good experience with a very private . It was a very lovely drive thru country roads with natural scenes. The cave itself was an amazing natural formation with glow worms trapped inside and the the boat ride was great.
    Written 26 November 2019
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  • A2 Travelbug
    2 contributions
    We only had 1 day so we chose a tour that tackled the 3 highlights all in one day! It was a long day but we didn't feel rushed and got to see everything!!!
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • Aoife
    1 contribution
    FlexiTours really live up to their name! We rang up and spoke to Phillipa, she was so helpful and had the perfect tour for us and our needs. We wanted to be picked up in Rotorua and then dropped off in Auckland, and they organised that for us no problem.
    What a great day! Everything ran smoothly, our tour guide was brilliant - so informative and efficient and chatted away patiently with us all day.
    Plenty of breaks and stops, but definitely a full day and we were tired by the end (but happy tired).
    Hobbiton was so awesome, and then a great tour through the glow worm caves.
    FlexiTours don't organise the actual Hobbiton and glow worm tours, they do all the admin and getting you from one sight to the next -which they did perfectly.
    Thanks so much to everyone who helped make our holiday so great - it was a real highlight of our trip, and sorry for the delay in reviewing!
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • Patricia C
    Palmer, AK7 contributions
    Our tour from Auckland was great, despite the intermittent rain. Our driver, Martin, was courteous and knowledgeable. His colleague, Andre, helped us understand the thermal park and gave a glimpse into Maori culture and traditional crafts. All in all, a worthy tour. Bravo!
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • Shubharsh
    1 contribution
    Very freindly tour, got alot knowledge about the country, fully equipped car with all amenities, had great buffet at Hobbiton set tour, pls inform earlier to them if you are a vegetarian, had a best trip so far
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • CruiseMaman
    Ann Arbor, MI8 contributions
    I had two guides because of the way I structured my tour; both Simon and Lance were awesome. They made the trip fun, interesting, and educational. The company was great to work with, helping me achieve exactly the tour I wanted, given my interests and time constraints. I highly recommend Cheeky Kiwi and will hire them again on my future trip to NZ.

    Thanks very much, guys!
    Written 5 July 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.