A personalised tour where you will visit a scenic back-country farm to see both wonderful caves. Marvel at thousands of glow worms as you glide gently downstream in an inflatable raft, and enjoy easy walks through stunning limestone caves and landscape.
Group deal: 9 or more adults:
0 to 14 yrs
For serious photographers - minimum 2 people with a tripod and camera capable of 30 second time exposures. This tour covers the same places as our regular tour, but with adequate time to use your camera in various places, in the time allowed.
Minimum price: $300
A private tour just for you... or for you and a special person, family and friends. We offer this tour as our normal Glowworm and Cave Tour. It can be customised for a special occasion or interest. Please book a private tour by contacting us directly.
Minimum price: $750
“Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tours” is privately owned and operated by us, Pete and Libby Chandler. We live and work at Waitomo Caves and have been running cave tours here for 30 years. Our guides and reception staff are also locals who have many years of tourism experience between them.
Pete has a reputation for innovation and excellence in cave tourism. He developed Waitomo’s original Black Water Rafting experience. That business has new owners now, but the tour is essentially an unchanged classic which inspired a number of entrepreneurs to launch their own adventure cave tour businesses in Waitomo and the South Island. In 2006, Pete was awarded the MNZM (New Zealand Order of Merit) for his contribution to tourism in New Zealand.