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Private Glowworm Cave Tours

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

    1199 Oparure Road, Maungarongapu Cave

    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
    • Private tour
    • Local guide
    • Tea, coffee, and a snack, after your tour
    • Shower facilities for after the tour
    • We provide all the equipment and clothing you will need for your adventure. We supply you with: Thermal top Thermal pants Fleece top Shorts Gumboots Even socks! This way once the tour is over you can pop back into your clean clothes and leave us to deal with your dirty laundry! On the tour you will also be required to wear a helmet and head lamp which we provide.
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Glowing Adventures
    Exclusions
    • You must have your own transport to get to 1199 Oparure Road. There is no public transport and we can not pick up or drop off.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Not recommended for anyone with physical difficulties.
    • A reasonable level of fitness is required.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed today via mobile

    We visited them with our 9 year old . This is as authentic a cave exploration you can have in a guided tour . We landed up in the month of October when it had rained quite a bit and as our luck would have...More

    Thank MeghaM817
    Michelle B, Owner at Glowing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Thank you for your review and the follow up email you sent of your son's diary log about his time in Waitomo! We really appreciate it, and so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. We do allow small cameras or phones on our tours but most...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

    It was a really great tour and was very interesting. The caves are really beautiful and interesting. The glow worms are awesome.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Philiopastry
    Michelle B, Owner at Glowing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2019

    We are so glad you had a fabulous time in Waitomo, but you have reviewed the wrong company. We are not the main large Waitomo tourist attraction. We are a small local family that run private tours on our family farm.

    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    Top notch operation, prefer small groups and they put in a lot of effort to ensure high quality, safety and an incredible visual experience. This is not the usual run of the mill touristy experience that some of the other companies in Waitomo offer. The...More

    Thank 242anip
    Michelle B, Owner at Glowing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a shame your trip was disrupted with your broken down camper. Oh well, better at our place than on the side of the road somewhere! It was lovely to meet you and your beautiful...More

    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    We really enjoyed the caving experience with Heath. He was fun and the route had just the right level of adventure. Our 10 year old loved it and wanted me to say that it’s a great place to learn about glow worms and chemistry. After...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank liljesspaul
    Reviewed 31 March 2019

    This was a fantastic experience! Such striking limestone formations within the cave. The glow worms that stick to the roof of the cave are amazing to view. It is cool, damp and very dark and very quiet inside the cave. A must see while in...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Gayle H
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