Explore the mystical Waitomo Glowworm Caves, discover the galleries and lofty chambers and take a boat ride through the Glowworm grotto – lit up by thousands of tiny living lights.
- Lunch included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Popular choice with kids
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Depart Rotorua in the morning and travel over the scenic Mamaku Ranges as the tour heads west to Waitomo. Enjoy a gourmet lunch-box aboard the bus as you travel through the picturesque countryside to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, passing by beautiful Lake Karapiro, popular for kayaking and rowing.
On arrival at the caves, start your tour by exploring the main chambers. View the impressive stalactites and stalagmites, created by the constant dripping of water over thousands of years. Later, board your boat and head down river to the grotto. As your eyes become accustomed to the darkness, you will see a faint band of light that surrounds you, these are the glowworms. Be entranced by thousands of tiny living lights hanging like ropes of pearls from the ceiling of the cave.
After your caves tour, re-board the coach for your return journey to Rotorua. passing through the Fitzgerald Glade, a section of the highway where the native bush grows right up to the roadside and the trees form a canopy overhead like a tunnel.
Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Departure Point:Tour departs from centrally located Rotorua hotels
The Tourism Rotorua Office
- 7:45 am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point at approximately 1:30pm
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Discovery Tour from Rotorua
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Transportation by air-conditioned luxury 5-star coach
- Local guide
- Lunch-box with gourmet sandwich, fresh fruit, pastries and water
- Entrance fees to Waitomo Caves.
- Live commentary on board
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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