Pick up time at your Auckland Hotel is 8-30. Travel time around 2 and half hours to Waitomo Caves.
We depart Auckland and travel south, en-route you pass through the Market Garden area of South Auckland, townships and lush Waikato farmland.Following the mighty Waikato River which boasts a number of hydro power plants along its pathway from Taupo to Waikato Heads.
Passing through Ngaruawahia the home of our Maori King before we arrive at Waitomo Caves.
Boating through the Glowworms Cave
Here you will be amazed by the many thousands of magical glowworms lining the walls of the cave. This cave is visited only by boat and you will be guided through by one of the Waitomo guides, many of whom are ancestors of the Maori chief who originally explored the cave and can share with you more about the history of the area.
Before your boat ride you will also have the chance of walking through the Cathedral Cave, famous for its fantastic acoustics. These caves have been guided since the 1880s and are one of New Zealand’s first tourist attractions.
The tour is 45 mins
Also if we have time a further 30mins there is a wonderful waterfall with a 10min bush walk and along the way a natural bridge which was once a cave. It’s only 5 min walk into see this natural wonder. Alternatively visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House.
We then leave for Auckland Travel time is around 2 and a half hours – arriving back around 6-30 at your hotel.
Private tour Cost per person $380 including all entry fees and lunch .