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23 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6577
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USD 98.56*
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Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave
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Cave World offer two fantastic tours with the aim to create memorable caving and glowworm experiences for all our customers. Either choose our fun-filled black water rafting adventure Tube It, or bring your family and friends along and join our Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour, a relaxed one hour guided walk down through glowworm displays and formations. We are A family-run, locally owned and operated business, Cave World specialises in providing the personal and professional touch on our authentic Waitomo tours, with over 10,000 satisfied visitors experiencing our unique piece of New Zealand each year.
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23 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6577
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for black water rafting several years ago as a couple and the experience was so memorable that we wanted to come back with the kids. Only Caveworld cater to families with kids. They allowed kids with minimum weight of 35kg or min.10 years. My...More

Thank blueraisin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good morning adventure! We were very impressed with the guides. Beautiful display of glowworms. Free photos and hot showers at the end!

Thank laurenbeeforth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up from Auckland (3 hours) but had not booked as we were not sure if it would suit us, but all the tours were full. We were directed to Caveworld who had space on their 3 o'clock trip. 2 hours instead of 3...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are both approaching our 70th and love to give these sorts of things a go. Very patient with me being slow on the inclines of the trip and helped me climb, hold on to my tube. The group we were with were also very...More

Thank angie-browne
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We compared several companies, not easy to make a choice. But we choice one with a personal touch and where you can take your own pictures! Richmond was a great guide, had some fun facts along the way about the little Worms and the surroundings....More

Thank Fanny H
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to do this adventure and was definately worth it got to see glowworms up close , the guide was very informative and the photo opportunities abound , overall it’s a good experience worth giving a go .

Thank leslie d
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Awesome experience, not scary was a lot of fun, 13yr old and 19yr old loved it. Slide was great and the glowworms were fantastic as you are really close to ceiling.

Thank theholts76
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Loved it! Tour guide was awesome! Views were spectacular, lots of info given (but not too much) cool photos! Would definitely go back

Thank Jess D
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic company very professional and knowledgeable guide well worth the visit photos were in the email by the time we were back at the hotel as promised.. a+

Thank Jeffrocleland
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We really enjoyed this cave tour into Footwhistel Cave, the cave has been well designed for the tour, with lots of glow worms, and Russ our guide was really informative. Enjoyed the Kawa Kawa tea afterwards. Didn't feel rushed, and can recommend this family run...More

Thank Tess M
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10 November 2017|
Response from Trieste H | Property representative |
Hi Clio There are no crawls in the Tube It tour people find the most difficult part the entrance way which understandable as you transition from a large outdoor space to a small dark cavern. However, again there are no... More
10 November 2017|
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Response from Dasas1 | Reviewed this property |
I get claustrophobic too and I had no problem in this one. Plenty of space, rails to hold onto to help feel more at ease and passages well lit
12 October 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely book tickets in advance. It's a popular attraction. We didn't book in advance and were very lucky to get a space on the trip. I would contact the vendor about the jump. I remember jumping then having the... More