Waitomo Caves Museum

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21 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves
Hours of operation
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
Phone number
+64 7 878 7640
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.
$5 (Adult)
$2 (Child)
Proximity to Airport:
Just over 1 hour from Hamilton Airport.
Proximity to Town:
In the heart of the Waitomo Caves Village.
Proximity To Coach Terminal:
Directly across the road from the bus stop.
Activity Duration:
Currently open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 9am to 4pm. We've had to limit our opening hours due to the financial impact of Covid-19.
Free parking in front of the Waitomo Caves Museum.
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