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Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave
"Meet your guide and small group at the CaveWorld office then hop in a shuttle for a 5-minute ride to the cave. Disembark and follow your guide on a short walk through New Zealand’s lush forest where you can glimpse native birds ferns and a large waterfall that feeds a stream that runs into the cave. Pause at the entrance while your eyes adjust to the dim light and listen as your guide shares the history of Footwhistle cave known to local Maori as Te Anaroa cave. Once you’re ready enter the candle-lit cavern. Marvel at the soft pinpoints of light that come from the glowworms surrounding you. Your guide can help you get great photos in the dim cavern. Continue further into the cave on a side passage where you will see ancie a large emu-like bird that went extinct about 600 years ago.As you slowly walk through the cave system note its otherworldly setting of sparkly stalactite and stalagmite formations
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Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves
"Meet your expert guide at the CaveWorld office and get outfitted in wetsuits booties and helmets with attached flashlights. The fun starts as soon as you pull the wetsuits on — it's not always an easy task but good for a laugh! Once you’re suited up hop into a shuttle for a short ride to the cave. Get out near the cave entrance with your tube and helmet and walk through the bush to reach the cave. After a safety briefing gear check and photo op
From NZD139.00
 
Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo
"Your adventure begins at the base with beautiful views over New Zealand farmland and native forest. The operator will kit you out in caving helmet headlamp suitable footwear and caving apparel. The tour begins with a walk down the scenic Mangapu Gorge where you can become acclimatized to the environment. You then enter Mangarongapu Cave and spend approximately 90-minutes walking through the large cave system
From NZD129.00

More Things to Do in Waitomo Caves

Caving Adrenalin

It was amazing. I took the 5 hour trip Black Abyss with the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. in Waitomo Caves. It was just brill. The guides explained everything clearly and were a great laugh! We...
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traveller21
Sep 15, 2010

Caving Adrenalin

It was amazing. I took the 5 hour trip Black Abyss with the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. in Waitomo Caves. It was just brill. The guides explained everything clearly and were a great laugh! We...
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traveller21
Sep 15, 2010

Caving Tour with Green Glow Eco-Adventures

My B&B recommended this tour from a "new" tour operator. I tried it because of the great price, but got even more than I expected. Paul runs a FULL-DAY private caving tour, customized as you like:...
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one51s
Aug 20, 2010

Los gusanos de luz / Glowworm

La parte de la cueva donde se ven las luciérnagas con más detalle tiene un lago y te mueves poer él en un barco. La luz de las líneas de las luciérnagas en el techo en contraste con la oscuridad de la...
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elpariente
Jan 27, 2010

El primer nivel / First level

Después de descender por una escalera circular se llega al primer nivel , que está seco e incluye la entrada a la cueva y formaciones rocosas, conocidas como las Catacumbas, el órgano de tubos y la...
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elpariente
Jan 27, 2010

Waitomo glowworm-caves

The cave-system and village of Waitomo forms a major tourist attraction in the southern Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. The village of Waitomo...
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WStat
Jun 09, 2008
 
 
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Visit the caves

If you are in the Waitomo area, you really should visit the glow worm caves.You take a conducted boat trip through the cavesThey really are spectacular and worth the visitYou can arrange Waitomo cave...
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stevemt
Jun 30, 2007

Shimmering Glow Worms...

Join a guided tour, take a boat ride, marvel at Mother Nature's light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Meander underground along the Waitomo River...
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voodo0
Oct 15, 2006

Marakopa Falls

When you leave Waitomo Cave, there is a road that leads through forest to Marakopa Falls and a natural bridge. It takes quite a while to reach these two attractions, but it is worth the drive. If you...
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ahouse2003
Jun 28, 2006

Shearing an Angora Rabbit

Maybe 1 km away from the entrance of the famous Waitomo Caves there is a farm/shop selling garments made of angora wool taken from their angora rabbits.The staff give free 20/30 mins shearing...
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mirko77
Jun 21, 2006

Waitomo caves

It's good fun (but a bit pricy) to go and see the caves and the glowworms. The boat trip within the caves itself is probably the best part, but it's good alround, particularly if you are interested in...
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salisbury3933
Jun 04, 2006

Waitomo Cave

The first European to see this cave was Fres Mace and he was shown it by Maori chief Tane Tanorau. Tane Tanorau was the first guide to these caves. there are a lot of glowworms in these caves and it...
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didgeridorien
Mar 16, 2006

Eerie

The whole experience is eerie, almost moving as the guide pulls the boat along the underground river using ropes. We actually come out through a different opening than the one we entered through. I...
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grets
Sep 14, 2004

Boat Trip

The underground journey by boat is excellent. We board in almost complete darkness and float quietly and effortlessly through the underworld, where the ceiling is full of blue fairy lights. Very...
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grets
Sep 14, 2004

Top Hotels in Waitomo Caves

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Waitomo Caves Village, RD7, Otorohanga, North Island, 9999, New Zealand
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School Road, PO BOX 26 , 3943
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95 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, 3977, New Zealand
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54 Golf Road, 3977
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"A major attraction with minor appeal to me"
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"Waitomo Caves"
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"Waitomo"
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"Waitomo caves"
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"Waitomo Caves"
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