Caveworld is 100% locally owned and operated. We have been operating since 1992. Our vision is to create memorable experiences for all our visitors. We offer two fantastic options, Footwhistle Glowworm Cave and Tube It.

Cave World is based in the heart of the Waitomo Caves region. We offer a range of memorable glow worm experiences, from fun-filled adventures you can enjoy with family and friends to relaxed walking tours.

A family-run, locally owned and operated business, Cave World specialises in providing the personal and professional touch on our authentic Waitomo tours, with over 10,000 satisfied visitors experiencing our unique piece of New Zealand each year.

Our guides are local caving enthusiasts with unmatched knowledge and experience, and thanks to our unique location, we offer the chance for you to see magnificent, undisturbed glowworm displays - better, we believe, than anywhere else in the world.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$62-$149 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$39-$129 (Child, 16 and under))


Business Hours
8:00am to 6:00pm
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
Approximately 2.5 hours driving from Auckland Airport and 1 hour from Hamilton Airport
Proximity To Coach Terminal
We are based next to Naked Bus, Intercity and Newmans Coach terminals
Proximity To Town
We are based in Waitomo Caves Village


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