Formerly Glowing Adventures. We're now Down to Earth! Learn more...
Ready for an adventure like no other? Let's make it happen!
Wondering what to expect? Well, the best way to find out is to peep the two-minute video down at the bottom of this page.
On our “Off the Beaten Track” glow worm tour, our knowledgeable guide will be your tour buddy as you explore the untouched caves right here in Waitomo. We keep things intimate with small groups, maxing out at 8 people, so you can soak in every moment. We're all about taking it slow, savouring the experience, and immersing ourselves in the breath-taking surroundings, including those captivating glow worm displays.
Nature is our guide here. No handrails, no electric lights, no concrete paths—just the raw, unfiltered beauty of the caves. Be ready for some climbing over boulders, tackling hills, and wading through streams with rocks underfoot. So, a moderate level of fitness is required.
We've got all your gear covered for this adventure—safety equipment, warm clothing, thermals, a fleece jumper, shorts, boots, socks, and a caving helmet. Plus, we offer shower facilities, hot drinks, and a snack once the tour wraps up.
Cameras are absolutely welcome on our adventures, as long as they fit in your pocket because you'll need those hands free for the adventure. A small digital camera or your trusty phone does the trick. Plus, our guides snap awesome pics of you during the tour, and we'll email them to you afterward for free! If you're a serious shutterbug with some bigger equipment, consider one of our Photography Tours.
No wheels? No problem! Several companies offer transport to Down to Earth — Eco Tours from nearby spots in the Waitomo district. Check out our FIND US page for all the juicy details. Let's make this eco-caving adventure happen!