1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour & Transfer From Rotorua

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Embark on an epic sightseeing tour to Waitomo Caves from Rotorua: travel in comfort aboard a deluxe coach, journey into a subterranean wonderland, and discover the magic of bio-luminescence at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Japanese

Pick-up service

Complimentary pick-up and drop off available from most Rotorua hotels. The local tour operator will confirm your pick-up location and time, which may be earlier than the tour start time.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Sit back and relax with comfortable coach transfers from Rotorua
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of Waitomo Caves on an official 45-minute tour
  • Learn the history and geology of the caves from a knowledgeable guide
  • Gaze up at the thousands of glowworms as you glide through the caves by boat
  • See stalagmites and stalactites on a subterranean adventure
Full description
Depart Rotorua in the morning and travel through lush farmland to Waitomo. Located approximately 2-hours drive from Rotorua. Enjoy commentary from your driver who will point out sites of interest along the way.

Arrive at the small town of Waitomo and set off on a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Discovered in 1887, the caves are now one of New Zealand's most famous natural wonders. See vaulted caverns plus stalactites and stalagmites. Hear how these limestone formations were created over millions of years. Conclude your tour with a short and magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean cavern illuminated by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

After your tour, rejoin the coach and relax on the return coach to Rotorua, arriving in the early afternoon.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transfers by luxury coach from Rotorua
  • Live commentary from driver/guide
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves entry and 45-minute guided tour
  • Free WiFi onboard the coach
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

Rotorua i-Site, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua, New Zealand.

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Important information
Know before you go
• It is approximately 2 hours drive (each way) from Rotorua to Waitomo
• The Waitomo Caves guided tour involves a moderate level of walking
• If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non-refundable.