Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves

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Home to a species of glowworms found exclusively in New Zealand, Waitomo Glowworm Caves serve as one of the country's most popular natural landmarks. A magnet for both local and foreign visitors, this attraction offers guided tours through three underground levels linked by long vertical shafts made of limestone. Start at the visitor center, where you can learn about the history of this cave system. Guided tours depart from behind the center and take participants past huge stalactites and stalagmites. As you enter a giant cavern known as "the cathedral" and your eyes gradually adjust to the dim light, prepare to see thousands of tiny glowworms sparkling all around you. Plan my trip to Waitomo Caves with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • The absolute highlight is the starry glow from the worms. The caves are amazing too although are on par with many other caves in the world. Unfortunately the number of worms has declined over the... 
    The absolute highlight is the starry glow from the worms. The caves are amazing too although are on par with many other caves in the world. Unfortunately the number of worms has declined over the...  more »
  • We did all three caves which cost around $300 for our family of 4. We thought that was reasonable for around 3.5 hours of guided tours. This is my number recommendation for all tourists to NZ. 
    We did all three caves which cost around $300 for our family of 4. We thought that was reasonable for around 3.5 hours of guided tours. This is my number recommendation for all tourists to NZ.  more »
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  • It was a wonderful experience especially for kids. Well guided tour with a sense of humour which is a bonus. It well be better if you gonna book at the center instead of calling them on their customer hotline number. Recommendable for family with kids. You can clearly see the glow worms inside the cave while riding the boat. Quite fascinating. No videos or camera allowed inside the cave.
  • Fun-filled filled experience! Family and friends had a very enjoyable time here. Very informative - the tour guide was well rounded and knew his job so well. Safety is always a priority. He even rendered a song for us - cool dude. Initially my grandchildren were hesitant and scared due to darkness however they totally forgot about it and enjoyed the adventure

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