Description

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 lumine...more

Hamilton, New Zealand

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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.

Ticket Price

A cave tour costs around $49 for adults and $21.50 for children

Opening Hour

Standard trip times are every half an hour from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 hour

Suitable For

Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers

Must See

The faint glow of the glowworms

Prayer Facilities

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.

Halal Food

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.

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