From Tauranga, a tour to the famed Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves. On the way visit Kiwi birds, Geckos and Tuatara.
Private Tour. NZ $795 (US $556)
excludes entry fees & refreshments
Want to do something different? Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Take this awesome day trip to the amazing Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves, descending into the world famous caves you can only marvel at the thousands of tiny glow worms and the wondrous display as they radiate their luminescent lights.
After an early start from the Port we travel over the Kiamia Range into the Waikato region through arguably New Zealand’s best farm land, dairy farms, horse studs, and hydro dams - plenty to see on this trip! On the way we stop at the rural township of Otorohonga to view our iconic national bird, the Kiwi at the Otorohanga Kiwi House, here you will see three of the five kiwi species - the Brown Kiwi, the Little Spotted Kiwi and the Great Spotted Kiwi. You will also see tree Geckos, native ducks and the New Zealand Tuatara - our living fossil!
Next we arrive at the Glow Worm Caves where your cave guide will take you on a magical boat ride on the underground river through prehistoric caves that resemble a fairytale world as you silently glide through the starry wonderland. Deep in the cavern you will view ancient stalactites, stalagmites and eroded columns as your guide brings you up close to glowworms, elaborate cave formations, underground rivers, myths, legends and sacred Maori sites and history associated with the caves.
A day of wonderful memories of your holiday in New Zealand. We return to Port and your waiting ship well before sailing time.