Glowing Adventures is the top-rated cave tour in Waitomo — rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor and Facebook. There are a few samples below of what some of our lovely customers say about us, but please do
take a look at our reviews on Facebook, TripAdvisor, or just by Googling “Glowing Adventures”.
“Super super cool!! The highlight of our NZ trip!!” MinhandBryan
“I seriously consider this to be the best glow worm experience in Waitomo. A must try for some once in a life time memories.” Jack
“What a wonderful experience, staff were extremely friendly felt like we were visiting with friends.” J Leeply
“Small groups (max of 8) made it seem far less 'touristy' and gave you time to ask questions and absorb it all.” Annam
“To see the cave in its natural state, is breathtaking.” ColetteB
What happens on a Glowing Adventure glow worm cave tour? Take a look at the two-minute video below to find out!
Tours take you through beautiful and untouched native New Zealand forest and limestone caves, for which the Waitomo district is famous.
There are many different caves and many different cave tours in Waitomo. They range from short, easy tours catering to tour buses and large groups of up to 50 people, to much smaller and more adventurous tours. Glowing
Adventure tours are small and intimate (with no more than 8 people per group) and are adventurous, but are not scary.
The cave tour includes magnificent glow worm displays, including the chance to get up close with these amazing and beautiful creatures. You will see a lot of glow worms!
We run the most personalised and intimate cave tours in the Waitomo district. There will never be more than 8 people per group.
Our walking cave eco-tours are through completely untouched and beautiful New Zealand scenery. There are no concrete paths or handrails or electric lights!
We are off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga. You will need your own transport, as there is
no public transport to get to Glowing Adventures.
Our tours involve walking up hills, climbing over boulders, and wading through a shallow stream, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is required. Please note this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
We provide all the clothing and equipment you will need, as well as a warm shower and a cuppa after the tour.
Our tours do not involve abseiling or heights or blackwater rafting.
Please allow 3 hours for your tour, of which about two tours is spent in the cave system.