The world-renowned Waitomo Glow worm Caves occupy a high place in the New Zealand must do wish-list. Home to the magical glowworms the caves have over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

 Highlights include:

  • Driving through the lush Waikato region famous for dairy farms and the mighty Waikato river.
  • Choose to drive through Ngaruawahia where the Māori King has his seat.
  • See the splendor of the King Country’s rolling hills where farmlands are plentiful and so are gumboots.
  • Visit the Waitomo Caves* where local and international tourists alike visit in droves to see the glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their luminescent light through the caverns of Waitomo.

Other activities in the area include:

  • Black Water rafting*
    Swim and float through the underground waterways with inflated tubes.
  • Ruakuri Cave*
    This is Waitomo's longest underground guided walking tour, first discovered 400­–500 years ago by a young Māori hunting for birds.  
  • Aranui Cave*

Waitomo's best kept secret this cave has a natural entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance.

*Entrance to these attractions is not included in the price of the tour.

Prices are from $275 per person (based on four people) for the Auckland to Bay of Islands Full Day Tour
Please contact the executive car services team for details or bookings.

Phone: 09 363 7029
Email: exec.cars@skycity.co.nz

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