The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a major tourist attraction located a few kilometres to the north-west of the small town of Te Kuiti. Formed out of Oligocene limestone, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are known for their presence of thousands of tiny luminescent glow worms - native to New Zealand - that light up the cave walls with a beautiful soft blue glow. A boat ride through the cave will prove to be an unforgettable experience and will give visitors a fascinating look at the caves' 120 year old cultural and natural history. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, together with the Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave and Gardner's Gut, form the Waitomo Cave complex which is reputed world-over for their displays of stalactites and stalagmites.
A cave tour costs around $49 for adults and $21.50 for children
Standard trip times are every half an hour from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The faint glow of the glowworms
Though designated prayer facilities at Waitomo Glowworm Caves will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open area will be available to use during prayer times. There are also a few mosques in Hamilton that Muslim travellers can visit such as the Jamii Masjid and the Hamilton West Islamic Centre.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Waitomo Glowworm Caves can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Hamilton. Sultans Kitchen, Curry Pot South Indian Restaurant and Babaganush are popular Halal restaurants in Hamilton and serve a wide range of excellent Halal cuisine.