Formerly Glowing Adventures. We're now Down to Earth! Learn more...

Check out our cool Winter Special savings!

Use the code “winterspecial” when booking directly between May and October 2024 to score a cool $20 off per person!

Don’t miss out on this frosty deal; let your winter glow!

Explore a World of Glow Worms with our Private Cave Tours on our Family Farm!

We're Totally Committed to Regenerative Sustainable Tourism!

We're dead serious about doing our bit for Mother Nature here at Down to Earth. Check out what we've been up to.

Forest restoration

Forest Restoration

Since 2018, for every awesome customer who's dropped by, we've planted a native tree. Yep, that's right, you're helping us grow an actually real life forest!
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Low carbon footprint

Carbon Footprint

We're stoked to say that we're keeping our carbon footprint on the down-low. We keep tabs on all the CO2 stuff we emit in our day-to-day operations.
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Protecting our waterways

River Guardians

We've put up some fences to protect our precious waterways. Clean water = happy vibes!
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Pest control

Pest Control

Our trapping program is a hit! The native bush and birdlife are doing their happy dances thanks to us. Talk about making new bird friends!
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Preventing single use plastic

No to Single-Use Plastic

If you're passing by with an empty water bottle, stop in and say hi. We've got fresh, filtered tap water to fill 'er up, free of charge.
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#1 glow worm cave tour in Waitomo

Don’t take our word for it. We love welcoming visitors from across New Zealand and the world and we get some "glowing" reviews. On Trip Advisor we are the #1 rated glow worm cave tour in Waitomo, and many overseas visitors say it was the highlight of their trip to New Zealand.


Why wait? Book your adventure today and choose from our fantastic eco tour options: ”Off the Beaten Track” eco tour, Private tour or Photography tour. We can’t wait to meet you.

Cameras welcome

You are welcome to bring along a small, pocket-sized camera or your trusty phone to capture the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand. If you're a photography enthusiast, you'll be delighted to know that on our private Photography Tour, you can even bring your larger camera and tripod to capture the perfect shot.

Off the beaten track

No stuffy tour buses or queues here! Our guided tours are for small groups of 8, so you can enjoy an up close and personal experience at your own pace. We’ll even email you awesome photos of your adventure afterwards for FREE!

Our caves are world famous

Waitomo boasts over 300 caves, but ours is one of just two cave systems classified as "of international significance" by New Zealand's Department of Conservation. Trust us, you're about to meet some very important glow worms!

An authentic eco experience

Prepare for a genuine, authentic caving adventure that takes you to untouched glow worm caves and reveals stunning limestone formations in their purest state. Forget about fancy gadgets like electric lights or handrails – we're all about keeping our glow worms happy.

Just the right amount of adventure

Our tours are designed to be incredibly fun and adventurous. Our experienced guides customize the tour to match your group's preferences, ensuring you'll be both challenged and thrilled with just the right level of adventure for your abilities.

Proudly Kiwi owned and operated

Our family has lived in Waitomo for over 100 years. We grew up exploring the incredible glow worm caves and pristine native bush on our family farm, and now we love sharing our piece of paradise with you.

Ranked number 1 on Tripadvisor
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Low Carbon Footprint