Private Glow Worm Cave Tour

1 day

Private Glow Worm Cave Tour
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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.


Allow one of our knowledgeable guides to escort your group on an exclusive private tour through beautiful native New Zealand forest and untouched glow worm caves. There are no handrails, no electric lights, and no concrete paths — everything is completely natural.


Private tours are similar to the standard Glowing Adventure Eco-Tour, but consists of just your party, plus a guide.


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.


  • 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.

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