InterCity Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip (Auckland Return)

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Escape the big smoke and discover the magical Waitomo Caves on this great value return day trip from Auckland. Travelling south from Auckland, this full day Waitomo Caves tour will take you on a journey through the lush and rolling countryside of the Waikato and King Country regions, giving you a taste of rural New Zealand.

At the Waitomo Caves you'll meet your knowledgeable local guide, who will give you a tour of the caves including commentary on their fascinating geological and cultural history. Formed over 30 million years ago, the caves are a natural wonder and are easily accessible by both young and old. Find out more about Waitomo Caves.

Highlights of your 45-minute Waitomo Caves tour include the awe-inspiring Cathedral - a cavern 18 metres high with wonderful natural acoustics, and the enchanting Glowworm Grotto, which you'll experience by boat. With thousands of sparkling glowworms spread across the ceiling like a blanket of stars this is a peaceful and magical experience that's hard to beat.

At the end of the boat ride you will emerge into a picturesque setting of native New Zealand bush before following a short trail back up to the Waitomo Caves visitor complex. Here you can take in the views and enjoy lunch (own expense), before returning to Auckland in the afternoon.

Don't miss out as we only offer a very limited number of seats each day on this great value tour – Book now!

Availability: 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.

Want to go even deeper underground? Check out our Black Water Rafting tours from Auckland and Rotorua.

Tour includes

  • Return bus travel from Auckland
  • Waikato and King Country scenery
  • Entrance to Waitomo Caves and guided tour
  • Glowworm Grotto boat ride
  • Free WiFi on board bus

Departs: 7:30 am, Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
Returns: 3:10 pm, Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

Book this tour on a FlexiPass.
Book this tour on a TravelPass

 InterCity day tours are non-refundable. Children aged 14 or under cannot travel on any InterCity Group tour service without an accompanying adult aged 18 or over.