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Footwhistle Glowworm Cave Private Tour

Footwhistle Glowworm Cave is a bespoke cave and tourist attraction. As owner operators, we have focused & specialise in a low volume-high value model and offering a premium service to guests wishing to experience nature and Glowworms.

Just 3km south of the Waitomo village. Footwhistle Glowworm Cave is surrounded by over 60 acres of native bush that has been vested into QE2 Trust. Caveworld has planted and re-established native bush around the cave to ensure food sources for the glow-worm habitats are maintained within the cave. Attaining sustainability recognition from Qualmark since its inception. 

This tour and traditional Ponga tea hut, is for high end customers that demand personal service and seek an authentic offering.

A Family business focused on understanding our customers and filling a niche that is not catered for in Waitomo. As a small staff of 6 we have a combined 150+ years’ experience, allows us to consistently deliver a high standard of service.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$702 (Adult)


Business Hours
Business hours: 8:00am to 6:00pm Months of operation: All months of the year
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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