We are open weekends, school holidays, and on request

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 sharing our piece of paradise with visitors from all over the world.

Unfortunately without 95% of our international customers we are unsure how long we will remain open, and in these trying times we no longer have the ability to open 7 days.

Special price for a special time

We are making our experience more affordable for locals.

We have reduced our per person price from $159 to $129.

Our group price for private tours is now $599 (previously $799) for groups of 2-8 people.

So grab some mates and book now 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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Our People

Ash, Heath, and Millie at Glowing Adventures, Waitomo Michelle and Stefan from Glowing Adventures, Waitomo

Heath is our Operations Manager/Cave Guide here at Glowing Adventures. Heath grew up on the farm we operate from and some of his earliest memories are exploring the caves as a small boy with his brothers. Heath began guiding back in the 90s when he worked in the South Island guiding motorbike adventure tours. He has 2 teenage children, is an active member of the Pirongia fire brigade, and is a karate instructor. Heath enjoys meeting and having a laugh with all the different people who visit us here.

Michelle works in the office at Glowing Adventures. If you phone us it’s very likely you’ll speak with Michelle. She looks after our visitors, runs the safety briefings for every tour, takes all the bookings, and generally does all the little things that keep things running smoothly. Michelle has three teenage children and lives in Te Awamutu.

Ash is a part-time Cave Guide here at Glowing Adventures. Ash began cave guiding back when he left high school. Since then he has had a few different jobs and is enjoying being back guiding and meeting many interesting people from all over the world. Ash has 3 small children and lives in Te Kawa. In his spare time he can be found out in the bush hunting and is also a keen fisherman. Ash has a great sense of humour and is often trying his new dad jokes out on our poor customers!

Kingi is our summer hero! We’re lucky enough to have him come and guide our tours over the busy summer period. Kingi is a family man and a proud dad to two young boys. Culture and photography are two of Kingi’s passions so you’ll be sure to experience both on one of his tours in the summer for 2019/2020.

Sarah works part time here at Glowing Adventures. You will find her in the office meeting and greeting our visitors. Sarah and her husband have 4 dogs (furry babies) and live on a dairy farm at the base of Mt Pirongia. Sarah was born in Dunedin, raised in Southland and spent 20 years in Christchurch in the hospitality industry before moving to the Waikato 5 years ago, which she now proudly calls home.

Fran is our mum. She lives about 5 minutes down the road and comes to help us out in the office from time-to-time. We are super lucky to have her support, she is our biggest fan and not biased at all!

Millie is our guard dog here at Glowing Adventures. She is a Sydney Silky crossed with a Maltese and enjoys running out to greet our customers when they arrive. Millie is often found lying in the sun or chasing flies. Mostly we think she does a great job of looking cute.