What you'll do
You will start the tour once you arrive at the farm house. Signs will lead you into the office/living room where you will be welcomed by your host. There will be a short safety briefing and you will be issued with a very stylish cave outfit that is perfectly suited for the adventure ahead. Next we will take a short 10 minute walk down through the farm, past some sheep and down into the Maungarongapu Gorge and into the large cave system. Through the next 2 hours you will take your time to explore the cave system and learn about cave/glowworm facts and historical family stories. You will see several glow worm displays along the way including a large spectacular display near the end. The walk back up to the farm house is beautiful through untouched New Zealand Native bush, with birds aplenty. Once back at the office you will be welcome to join us for tea, coffee and light refreshments on the front porch looking out at the spectacular elevated Waitomo view.
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
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We are a family in Waitomo that just happen to have an AMAZING world-class glow worm cave system right under our farm! We started inviting people to our place 3 years ago and to our surprise people LOVE this place just as much as we do. Which is great for us because we have created the best job in the world! We are New Zealand safety certified by Outdoors Mark and St Johns.
Clothing, boots, helmet
Where you'll be
Our glow worm eco-tour will run from our family farm house, where we'll give you all the equipment you need. Once we're all ready we'll take a ten minute walk through beautiful native bush into our own private cave system. We'll take lots of pictures of your adventure along the way that you can keep. After the tour enjoy a hot drink and snack.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
We are off the beaten track, a 20 minute drive from the main Waitomo Village.
Off the Beaten Track - Glowworm tour
£81 / personNew experience
£81 / person