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Waitomo: Glowworm Cave 3-Hour Guided Eco-Tour

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Explore Waitomo's amazing glowworms and natural wonders away from the crowds. Wander through native New Zealand forest with a small group and an expert guide.
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  • • Explore the cave system on a small group tour
  • • Wander through stunning native New Zealand forest
  • • Wade through freshwater streams and climb over boulders
  • • Enjoy a real caving experience with no footpaths or lights
  • • Marvel at beautiful glowworm displays throughout your eco-tour
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Get off the beaten track on this intimate 3-hour tour through some of New Zealand's natural wonders. Start with a brief walk through native bush and the scenic Mangapu gorge. 

Hike through beautiful native New Zealand forest, wade through freshwater streams, climb over boulders, and explore untouched limestone caves and spectacular rock formations. Enjoy the mesmerizing glowworm displays in privately owned caves that remain unspoiled by paths or electric lights. 

Finish up your tour with a shower, a hot cup of coffee or tea, and some light refreshments. 
  • 3-hour cave tour
  • Small group (maximum of 8 participants)
  • Experienced local guide
  • All equipment
  • Shower facilities
  • Hot drinks and a snack
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

1199 Oparure Road, Te Kuiti, Waitomo

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Know before you go
• Maximum group size is eight and the minimum group size is two
• Children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
• Maximum weight for tour participants is 120 kilograms (265 pounds)
• Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent in the cave system
• A moderate level of fitness is required
• There is no public transport access, you will need to provide your own transportation to the meeting point
• Cameras are welcome, as long as they are not too large. A small digital camera is best, or your mobile phone. The guides will also take photographs during the tour and digital copies are provided to you at no charge.

From US$ 112.33 per person

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Product ID: 141396