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3-Hour Private Photography Tour in Waitomo Caves

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    Stop At: Glowing Adventures, 1199 Oparure Road, Waitomo Caves 3985 New Zealand

    Maungarongapu Cave system

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    1199 Oparure Rd, Te Kuiti 3985, New Zealand
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • All caving equipment and warm clothing including: thermal top, thermal pants, fleece top, shorts, gumboots, socks, helmet and headlamp
    • Shower facilities for after the tour, if required
    • Tea, coffee, and snack after the tour
    • Entry/Admission - Glowing Adventures
    Exclusions
    • Pickup and drop-off
    • Photography equipment (bring your own camera equipment)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for anyone with any mobility issues
    • Minimum age is 11 years
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
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    Reviewed 23 August 2019

    This is our third trip to New Zealand and our third trip to Waitomo. We absolutely love the glowworms. I also love photography, but the problem was taking pictures of glowworms is tricky and you could never do that on the tours, and we never...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lanamom
    Michelle B, Owner at Glowing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

    Wow, this review is so appreciated Lana! Glowing Adventures is a small family business working hard to provide a genuine caving adventure. It’s amazing to hear how much you loved the experience. We really believe in getting off the beaten track and experiencing glow worms...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    We had so much fun. The worms are not nearly as vibrant as most peoples pictures might showcase. I have attached an image to give a better understanding. They make the caves almost look like a pitch black sky and they are the tiny stars...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed 9 February 2019

    We had a private photo tour (2 people) in January 2019 - was expensive but worth it. As all the other tours forbid personal cameras (after experiencing two other tours, I can understand why: I would just spoil the experience for others) I was curious...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank andreas_zeidler
    Reviewed 10 January 2019

    The glow worms are amazing and it was fabulous to have an opportunity to take photos of the caves. Since the caves are pitch black it takes time to set up for the photo and then requires some skill to light paint the interior without...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank tonydT9649EZ
    Michelle B, Manager at Glowing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

    Thanks Tony, Heath really enjoyed your tour group. Beautiful photos :-) Safe travels.

    Reviewed 17 October 2018

    We booked the day before for 3 people. We were with another group of 3 peoples as well. Our guide (i don't remember his name was really really kind ! We enjoyed this trip into the earth. From the beginning to the end, everything was...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Ruddy B
    Michelle B, Manager at Glowing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

    Thanks for your review. You joined us on our Off the Beaten Track tour, not the Private Photography tour as a Private Photography tour has a maximum of 4 people and only one group per tour. We are so glad you enjoyed it, your guides...More

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