Waitomo Glowworm Caves

World renowned and a favourite with locals and overseas visitors alike, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves rightly feature on every New Zealand vacation list of must-see attractions. Millions of years in the making, but only first explored in 1887, Waitomo's breathtaking cave network draws people with a true sense of adventure and awe.

250 metres of amazement

Enjoy the world famous, informative boat ride under thousands of entrancing glowworms and be part of 125 years of cultural and natural history. Your guided tour will take you through 250 metres of stunning underground scenery commencing with the impressive Cathedral, where the acoustics are particularly special.

New Zealand opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has performed here and was delighted with the purity of the sound.

Combination of choices

Tours last about 45 minutes and depart every half hour daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

Cave Combo tours are available with the most popular Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Ruakuri Cave, or Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Aranui Cave, or the Triple Cave Combo.

Visit for more information or contact our friendly Distinction Hamilton Hotel team who can provide assistance with bookings.

Experience a magical boat ride below thousands of spellbinding glowworms amid stunning underground scenery.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre