Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House Group Tour

A truly unique experience visiting the world-renowned Waitomo Caves. Experience a short boat trip to the Glow worm Grotto. Visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga and try to spot the adorable flightless bird.

Duration 6 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
What's excluded :
  • Food and drinks
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

Our accredited agent driver/guide will meet your group at the port gate & escort you to the vehicle in which you will be travelling. The driver/guide will have your name on a placard. Clients are also picked up from local accommodation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Karapiro, Karapiro, Waikato Region, North Island

We will travel over the Kaimai Ranges, through verdant countryside & the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley, stopping at Karapiro Lookout above Lake Karapiro, the home of NZ rowing. The journey to this point will take 45 minutes.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

On arrival at Waitomo, you will discover an underground labyrinth of ancient lime-stone caverns & formations.. Expert guides will give interesting & informative facts about the historic & geographic aspects of the caves. You will view spectacular stalagmites & stalactites in the “Cathedral” where the acoustics are so good that the Vienna Boys’ choir has recorded there. From the “Cathedral” you will take a short boat trip to the famed “Glow-worm Grotto” where you will see Arachnocampa Luminosa, which is unique to NZ.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900 New Zealand

The return trip of 2 hours is made via a different route to give an overview of the area. A stop is made at The Kiwi House, 15 minutes from the caves, in Otorohanga to view our flightless native bird.

Duration: 45 minutes

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from the Port of Tauranga, the Tauranga airport & local accommodation.At the Port of Tauranga we will meet you at the port gate. Your name will be held up on a placard.Airports
  • Tauranga Airport, Tauranga New Zealand
  • Port of Tauranga Ltd, 2 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand
Departure Time :
8:30 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Tauranga Tasting Tours Charters

Activity ID: V-17888P10

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