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Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours

15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7622
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Glowworms galore

This is the tour to take if you want to encounter and enjoy the glowworm in a smaller, quieter... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
StriteJnK
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Gatesville, Texas
via mobile
Very nice tour

Well organized tour, very passionate and helpful guide, small group and you definitely get to see... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Piscomania
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Our tours are friendly, informative and fun. With no more than 12 people on board, raft beneath many thousands of fabulous glowworms to see them at their very best. We visit private caves away from the regular, more commercial tours. Our caves are on a beautiful hill country farm and your guide is also your host, so expect a really enjoyable and memorable tour of our two magical caves.
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  • Poor1%
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“raft ride” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 7622
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the tour to take if you want to encounter and enjoy the glowworm in a smaller, quieter group. Since max group size is 12 it is easy to hear the guide's presentation (our guide was an enthusiastic, long time caver and quite fun)...More

Thank StriteJnK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well organized tour, very passionate and helpful guide, small group and you definitely get to see heaps of glowworms (more than at waitomo caves)

Thank Piscomania
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the Spellbound Glowworm & Cave tour - it was a very informative and fun tour with the ability to opt in or out of the slightly more strenuous parts (though if you opted out you didn’t miss anything - just went by van...More

Thank BecFromSydney
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great interesting tour very knowledgeable tour guide was Norm. Loved seeing NZ caves and learning about their formation. Def recommend this tour of two caves

Thank Anne-Maree S
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation, I glad you enjoyed learning lots about the caves.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a while deciding which glowworm tour to take and if you don't want to abseil, rock climb, or raft then I would highly recommend this one. Great value for the time on the tour, small tour group, tea/coffee break, and an excellent guide....More

Thank R4546JUrichards
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this great review and recommending us. The glowworms are wonderful in this cave and giving people the opportunity to enjoy them is always a great satisfaction for us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to add to my predecessors: Great and definitely „off the tourist-streams“...Nice members of staff, friendly atmosphere, great caves - all you want!

Thank victordelta85
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we're always happy hear it when our customers feel they've been given the experience they'd been looking forward to.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolutely amazing time on this tour! Norm, our tour guide, did a great job. Highly recommend!

Thank Nicole G
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recommendation and mentioning Norm. Yes he does a great job and it's nice to see him being thanked.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go on this tour!!! I'm 63, my husband 69. We have traveled all over the world, seeing some pretty amazing sites. The trip we took with Spellbound to view the glow worms in the caves were beyond anything we've ever seen before. Alien, mystical, beautiful,...More

Thank 2BlindMice
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, we have had several famous film makers in our caves but sadly not James Cameron. When I saw Avatar I couldn't help wondering if he had been inspired by the sight of glowworms he seen somewhere as well. Thank you for your lovely review,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spellbound team are excellent! the tour we went on at 2pm today was brilliant! Noel was an excellent guide and a lot of fun. The kids loved it and found it very interesting. Highly Recommended and Fascinating! Alistair - Melbourne Aust

Thank ARTait
Libby027, Owner at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for your lovely review, we glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for coming on tour with us. Libby.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small group of 7 plus the driver/guide. Driven to the location by van through some amazing back road scenery about 30 mins. We were dropped off a small distance from the caves, where we could walk through the bush (optional) across the stream to...More

Thank awalsc2
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Muzammil A
21 October 2017|
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Response from jocgerard | Reviewed this property |
In my view the answer to the first question is yes. You can take your daughter. It,in many respects, depends on you and the tour company. You may be comfortable but their insurance may say no. You need to ask them. Only... More
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ghuang1012
25 August 2017|
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Response from Libby027 | Property representative |
Hello, we don't have a package with Hobbiton I'm sorry. If you would like to write to our email address we can put you in touch with shuttle service who would be happy to bring you to both attractions independently.
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lccheng
7 February 2017|
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Response from Libby027 | Property representative |
Hi you come to our office in Waitomo, your guide will meet you there and take you on tour in a Transit Van
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