Glow Worm Eco-Tour

1 day

Glow Worm Eco-Tour
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On a Glowing Adventure Glow Worm Eco-Tour, our knowledgeable guides will escort you through beautiful native New Zealand forest and into untouched caves, here in the Waitomo district.


We take small tours of no more than 8 people so have the ability to move slowly through the caves, to enjoy, explore, and take in the surroundings, including our mesmerising glow worm displays.


The caves are untouched. There are no handrails, electric lights, concrete paths, or other modifications, and the tour involves climbing over boulders, up hills and wading through streams. A moderate level of fitness is therefore required.


Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent in the cave system.


Glowing Adventures is located off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of the Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.


  • Maximum group size is eight, and the minimum group size is two.
  • Minimum age is 11 years. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Please note that this tour is not suitable for the elderly or anyone with mobility difficulties. It involves climbing over boulders, walking up hills and wading through streams with rocks underfoot, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • There is no public transport access to Glowing Adventures, and we are not able to pick people up. You will need your own transport to get to us.


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