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Waitomo Glowworm Express: Auckland Return

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$256

North Island
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Overview

Take a trip through the magical underground world of sparkling glowworms and fascinating caverns with a day tour from Auckland to Waitomo Caves.  This full-day tour is centred around the Waitomo Glowworm Caves which are located in the Central North Island.

Departing from Auckland in the morning, we will take you through the scenic farmland into the Waikato and King Country regions.  Your experienced local driver guide will be sure to point out several highlights along the way, like Rangiriri, the site of a major battle in 1863 between the British and Maori.

Once you arrive in the cosy town of Waitomo, you will be taken on a guided tour of the world famous Glowworm Caves that lasts 45 minutes.  These caves were formed from limestone millions of years ago and they were first discovered in 1887.  Today, they are one of New Zealand's most visited tourist attractions.  As you make your way through the underground caverns, you will find out all about the stalactites, stalagmites, helictites and various other amazing rock formations.  Your tour will be topped off with a spectacular boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto.  Here you will see what all the fuss is about as your way is lit by thousands of twinkling glowworms.

Once you have completed your Glowworm Caves tour, you will have some time to stroll around the Waitomo visitor complex where you can take in some lovely views of the area and learn more about your surroundings.  Café and restaurant style meals are available (extra cost) or you can pre-book for the buffet lunch.  When your day trip to Waitomo comes to an end, you will board the coach once more and be taken back to Auckland before the afternoon is over.

Handy tip:  We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes and take a warm jacket along for your guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Waitomo Caves, Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Caves, Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Caves, Glowworm Caves

COST PER PERSON

October 2017 - September 2018

  • Adult: NZ$256
  • Child: NZ$128

- Children 3 - 12 years inclusive

- Infants travel free (no seat)

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