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WAITOMO

Tauranga Tasting Tours & Charters

Discover an underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations. Expert guides will give you interesting and informative details on the historic and geological aspects of the caves.
In the Glow-worm Grotto, you will see Arachnocampa Luminosa, which is unique to New Zealand.

This approximately six-hour tour leaves the Port of Tauranga or local accommodation and travels over the Kaimai Range, through the verdant Waikato District (New Zealand’s top dairy farming area) and the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley.

A stop is made at the karapiro Lookout above Karapiro Lake.

On arrival at Waitomo, you will discover an underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations. Enter “The Cathedral” which has such excellent acoustics that the Vienna Boys’ Choir has recorded there. Expert guides will give interesting & informative details on the historic & geological aspects of the caves.

This is followed by a boat trip into the famed Glow-worm Grotto where you will see the NZ native Arachnocampa Luminosa. The kiwi House in Otorohanga is visited on the return trip, which covers a different route & crosses the Arapuni Dam. Lunch can be purchased at your own cost and en route. Tour duration is approximayely 6 hours.