Private Tour: Waitomo Caves Day Trip From Auckland

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup available from any Auckland CBD hotels, Port, or Airport (additional charges may apply for port or airport)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the popular attraction ofWaitomo Caves on this private day trip from Auckland. Whisk through the 'City of Sails' witha quickintroduction by your personal guide, then travel by private vehicle to the cavernsbrightly lit with glowworms. A boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto is an unparalleled experience you won't soon forget.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Auckland Domain, Auckland Central, North Island

Pick up from your hotel accommodation and drive through Auckland CBD and head out towards Waitomo a small village in North Island of New Zealand.

Inclusions

Private driver/guide

Transport by private vehicle

Light refreshments and bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Entrance Tickets

Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

All guides speak English. If you should need a guide that speaks one the following languages it will cost an additional flat rate of 250 NZD per group booked: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Jul-2021

    “Private” cave tour is a glorified Uber ride to the caves, where you then tour with the rest of the public… this company is a bunch of crooks.

  • 19-Mar-2019

    Excellent - we added the Hobiton on to the Waitomo caves and it was fabulous - Anili the driver also used spare time to get us to the KIWI house - very well informed and helpful guide highly recommend!

  • 18-Mar-2019

    Excellent - we added the Hobiton on to the Waitomo caves and it was fabulous - Anili the driver also used spare time to get us to the KIWI house - very well informed and helpful guide highly recommend!

  • 03-Mar-2018

    We booked a private tour of the Glowworm Caves via Legend because we were doing as a day trip from Auckland. It was one of the most expensive activities we did (only helicopter tour more expensive) and it was not good value for the return. The Glowworm Caves were interesting...and the tour of the caves is conducted by employees of the caves, not Legend. But it was a long drive (2.5 hours each way) for the caves, the tour of which takes only about 45 min. Most people pair the Caves with Hobbinton but we werre not interested in touring a movie set. The description of the tour said it included Auckland highlights (by car) as well, though our driver did not do that. I would not recommend doing the Glowworm Caves as a day trip from Auckland; they are interesting if you are in the neighborhood, but not worth a detour. The tour of the caves itself is not expensive; we paid alot for the driver to take us there an back.

  • 28-Jan-2018

    Going into the experience, we expected a full day of exploring and learning with a private guide, but instead it looked like this: 7.30-11am: Drive from Auckland to Waitomo 11am-12pm: Group Tour with 50-odd people at the Waitomo Caves, a nice enough place, but crowded and nothing private about it. 12-2.30pm: Drive from Waitomo to Auckland We spent twice as much time in a van driving to and from the caves than we did actually exploring. The description is misrepresented as there is nothing private about the Waitomo Caves tour.

  • 01-Jan-2017

    We had a lovely guide, Irina and we thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience. We would recommend this tour to others.

  • 01-Jan-2017

    We had a lovely guide, Irina and we thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience. We would recommend this tour to others.

  • 19-Oct-2016

    Unusual caverns with glow worms and a nice history lessons.

  • 18-Oct-2016

    Unusual caverns with glow worms and a nice history lessons.

  • 24-Aug-2016

    excellent driver and guide. First time we have booked a private tour but I can recomment it

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