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Waitomo Glowworm Express

Auckland City, known as the ‘City of Sails’, is the largest city in New Zealand. Auckland Central is built between two harbours, and surrounded by extinct volcanoes and picturesque islands.

Product Description

Discover an underground labyrinth of limestone caverns and marvel at a galaxy of glowworms at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Experienced guides talk about the formations and history of the area, highlights include the Cathedral, a huge cavern with fantastic natural acoustics.

Enjoy Waitomo’s best glowworm experience in the Spellbound Glowworm Cave. Get up close to glowworms, take pictures, ask questions, then a gentle 30-minute raft ride beneath galaxies of lights will leave you totally spellbound. A scenic gorge walk to The Cave of the Spirit follows, where soft lighting…


  • We start early this morning from Auckland city as we travel through the farmland into the Waikato and King Country regions. Your coach captain will talk to you about the highlights of the region, like Rangiriri, where a major battle was fought between British forces and those loyal to the Māori King movement in 1863.
  • Once we arrive at Waitomo, you will join a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves. The caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations. Wander through the caves and be amazed at unique sights of these caves. Finish off your caves tour on a short captivating boat ride that travels through the Glowworm Grotto, where thousands of glowworms light up the darkness like tiny stars.
  • After your Glowworm Caves tour you’ll have time at your own leisure at the Waitomo visitor complex, where you can relax and get some more information about the region. After your pre-booked buffet lunch we board the coach for our return trip to Auckland, arriving in the afternoon.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for your Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour.

Additional Information

Tour Duration

Tour Departs 7:30 am – Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland, Tour Returns 3:10 pm – Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

Package Inclusions

Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available, Luxury coach travel Auckland – Waitomo Caves and return, Guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Informative driver commentary, Waikato and King Country scenery, Optional lunch


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