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Waitomo Museum of Caves

All about Waitomo. All about caves. Come here before you visit any of the many caves around Waitomo Caves Village - to see the history of Waitomo's caves and cave exploration, to understand how caves are formed and learn about what lives in them.

The Waitomo Caves Museum is New Zealand's only specialist speleological museum. Of course we are - there are hundreds and hundreds of caves in Waitomo Caves - it's all in the name.

This award-winning centre shows you the treasures of Waitomo above and below ground. We have glowworms and fossils and skeletons of birds and animals. Learn about our local community and history. Understand the geology and development of our caves and limestone (karst) landscapes.

We show movies free of charge, there are activities for children and we have a cave crawl for the adventurous.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$5 (Adult)
(December 1 - May 1)
$2 (Child, 14 and under))


Business Hours
We're open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm - but our hours are longer during the main tourism season. Check our website for exact opening times during the year.
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
Just over 1 hour from Hamilton Airport.
Proximity To Coach Terminal
Directly across the road from the bus stop.
Proximity To Town
In the heart of the Waitomo Caves Village.


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