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An entire glowworm cave all to yourself.

A special price, for a special time.

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Glowing Adventures is our little slice of Waitomo goodness. We’ve spent the last five years creating the most loved activity around these parts. We’re passionate about this place but in these trying times we no longer have the ability to run the way we used to. So, we’ve done some tinkering and come up with a way to keep sharing our private glowworm caves with you for a little bit longer.

This means at this time we are no longer selling “per person” tickets, and are only selling our “per group” private and photography tours. These tours are for groups of 2-8 people, and the price is for the entry of the entire group.

So maybe if you are looking for a per person ticket you could get some friends together to share a private tour experience. 😊 The more friends you have the more cost effective … How many mates do you have?

Bookings are not confirmed instantly

Unfortunately our staff have other jobs and commitments now. This means once a booking comes in we need to check to see if they are available before confirming. We recommend you book 48+ hours in advance. Please email us for any enquires or booking requests.

Length and availability

We now have a morning or afternoon option available and all tours will be temporarily longer than the usual 3hours to more like 3.5-4hours long, just because we can!

Special price for a special time

We are making our experience more affordable for locals by offering a $100 discount for a limited time. Private tours were $799 now $699, so divide that with your mates and flick us an email to arrange a time to come and explore our backyard. We look forward to showing you around.

Health and Safety

Our health and safety protocols are still of the highest standard. Please see our FAQ page for updated information.

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Private glowworm cave tours on our family farm

#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.


Get cracking and book today! Choose from our ”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 a small pocket sized camera or phone to capture some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. If you’re a photography enthusiast you might like to bring your larger camera and tripod on our private Photography Tour.

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

There are over 300 caves in Waitomo, but ours is one of only two cave systems classified as ‘of international significance’ by NZ’s Department of Conservation. Trust us, you’ll meet a lot of very important glow worms.

An authentic eco experience

This is an authentic, real deal caving adventure with untouched glow worm caves and stunning limestone formations in their purest form. No fancy gadgets like electric lights or handrails. We want happy worms.

Just the right amount of adventure

Our tours are fun and adventurous. Our experienced guides tailor the tour to each group, making sure you will be challenged and excited with just the right amount of adventure to suit 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.