Come and visit Glowing Adventures at 1199 Oparure Road in the Waitomo District.
The easiest way to get to us is by car, campervan, motorbike, RV, ute, pretty much anything that has a motor and wheels. You can drive directly to our farmhouse at 1199 Oparure Road, and park your vehicle free of charge while you take your cave tour.
We are located approximately 25 minutes’ drive from Waitomo Caves Village and 20 minutes from Te Kuiti. Note if you are coming from the North (e.g. from Otorohanga) that we are on Oparure Road, not Waitomo Caves Road. You will pass the intersection with Waitomo Caves Road (Highway 37) but don’t take it — keep going straight and you will see Oparure Road a little further on.
If you’re using a GPS (e.g. in a rental car or on your phone), and if you program in our official address (1199 Oparure Road, Waitomo District or Te Kuiti depending on your GPS system), it’s very likely your GPS will take you past our gateway and our signs, and you’ll end up about half a kilometer too far along Oparure Road. We don’t know why, but most GPS’s don’t know where we are! So here’s our advice for those using GPS, to avoid driving past:
We are 12kms west on Oparure Road, from the turn off on State Highway 3. Once on Oparure Road keep driving and you’ll see the Glowing Adventures sign. The road is sealed/asphalt all the way.
As a small company we can’t offer pickups but there are 3 local companies that offer transport services locally depending on where you are in the Waitomo district.
If you are in Waitomo Village contact Waitomo Transfers, Ben on 07 8787580.
If you are in Te Kuiti township contact Val Taxi Services on 078786265 or 0211543618.
If you are in Otorohanga township contact Cave Shuttles and Taxi services on 07 8739083.
These companies all need to be pre-booked and you will need to contact them directly for their rates. Happy travel planning and we look forward to showing you around our piece of paradise soon.