The Waitomo Caves are one of New Zealand’s most stunning natural wonders and are a less than 2-hour drive from Tauranga Cruise Port. On this private shore excursion, travel from Tauranga in the comfort of a private vehicle, stopping to admire views over Karapiro Lake and visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga. In Waitomo, venture underground to see ‘The Cathedral’ and enjoy a thrilling boat cruise beneath thousands of glittering glowworms.
See glittering glowworms in their natural environment
Guaranteed sightings of New Zealand’s national bird, the Kiwi
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Tauranga port
We had a fabulous day with Bron. It was a long drive over the hills which gave us a wonderful view of the countryside. Bron gave us a great narrative about the region. The caves were very beautiful, definitely a must see for anyone visiting the area. The Kiwis are fascinating. Bron stopped at a Kiwi orchard and explained all about the fruit and how important it is to New Zealand. She even bought us golden Kiwis to sample. Many thanks to her for making our day so enjoyable.