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23 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6577
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Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Glowworm Tour at Footwhistle Cave
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Cave World offer two fantastic tours with the aim to create memorable caving and glowworm experiences for all our customers. Either choose our fun-filled black water rafting adventure Tube It, or bring your family and friends along and join our Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Tour, a relaxed one hour guided walk down through glowworm displays and formations. We are A family-run, locally owned and operated business, Cave World specialises in providing the personal and professional touch on our authentic Waitomo tours, with over 10,000 satisfied visitors experiencing our unique piece of New Zealand each year.
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23 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6577
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my 72 year old mom to do this cave tour in May 2017. We did the one with the tubes and the wet suits. It was the most amazing, sometimes scary (in a good way), beautiful, fun, a bit cold, exciting thing we've...More

Thank allisuna
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the tour and it was amazing. Going backwards down a waterfall and sliding down was fun! They allowed me to bring my GoPro and let me mount it onto one of their cameras.

Thank pri0004
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've done the footwhistle cave tour in the morning. (Don't worry it's gonna be exactly the same if you're doing it in the morning or in the afternoon). 3 of us were on this tour. We left on time from the office. The drive to...More

Thank Naonediz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I did the twilight Footwhistle Cave tour, which I highly recommend! You get to see the glowworms in the cave, along with some stalactites and stalagmites, but the best glowworm view is at the end of the walk, which you wouldn't be...More

1  Thank Angela H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We went to all three caves in the area and found them to be very interesting. If you dont mind going underground well worth a visit

Thank yvettec672
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We did the two-hour cave tubing experience on Wednesday. We drove two hours each way from New Plymouth - but it was well worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed it - despite it being the middle of winter....brrrr! The hot showers and hot chocolate at the end...More

Thank G4_Whanau
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite attractions in New Zealand, expertly lead by Rob our guide through the glow worm lite caves with different stages to the tour it's not just walking through a cave. If you get a chance to do this you won't regret it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome would recommend private tour. Our tour guide was so awesome, very friendly and we had a great experience. An absolute must do. Was awesome!!

Thank James O
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I've done a few different glow worm experiences and this was my favourite so far. It is pretty cold though!! Be prepared for that. :) Guide was great and informative, and the glow worms inside the cave were plentiful. We did two lots of floating...More

Thank Rita_Z_K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A unique and fun way to experience the caves and glow worms of Waitomo. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. Another plus, Cave World is the most cost-effective black-water tubing in Waitomo!!

Thank Yasmin H
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review Yasmin. It's great to hear you have had a fantastic time cave tubing on our Tube It tour :)

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12 October 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely book tickets in advance. It's a popular attraction. We didn't book in advance and were very lucky to get a space on the trip. I would contact the vendor about the jump. I remember jumping then having the... More
Kei S
26 September 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
The tour we took was water based-inner tubes, leaping from rocks into pools, etc. I'm sure if you check with the local vendors you might be able to find a tour that better suits your needs.
Riley D
23 August 2016|
Response from Cavew0rld | Property representative |
Hi Riley For any cave tours it is advisable to book in advance, at this time of the year one day in advance is usually fine, however in the summer season 3 - 4 days in advance is preferable to ensure that you get the... More