Debark Tour - Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

Enjoy spectacular natural scenery on the ride to Waitomo Caves. Drive through the thriving downtown area, follow the Waikato River into rural countryside, where lush green fields are populated by grazing sheep. Pass Ngaruawahia, home of the Maori King, and Hamilton, New Zealand's largest inland city. Continue into Taupiri, known for a mountain sacred to the Maori people. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves is a true, natural, geological phenomenon. Unique to New Zealand, these tiny creatures radiate a fluorescent blue-green glow that illuminates the caves and underground streams the glowworms call home. Cruise in an open boat through the limestone formations, while your guide shares information, legends, and facts about this fascinating and beautiful oddity of nature. The largest chamber of the cave, the ‘Cathedral’, is an acoustically perfect auditorium that has hosted a number of renowned performing artists including The Vienna Boys Choir. Finally, enjoy the lovely English garden setting and the warm New Zealand hospitality at Debbie and Fraser Robertson’s home, Crosshills Farm.
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  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $349.99
    Children (12 & under) from $349.99

  • Snack included!


Please bring your camera!


Enjoy a home cooked lunch accompanied by local wine at Crosshills Farm

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water
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