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Caveworld offer two fantastic tours with the aim to create memorable caving and glowworm experiences for all our customers. Either choose our fun-filled black water rafting adventure Tube It, or bring your family and friends along and join our...more
23 Waitomo Village Rd, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t recommend this tour enough. Rozdaboz was a fantastic tour guide and made a fabulous cup of tea afterwards. Beautiful cave system and amazing glow worms! Not so crowded either as they take small groups on the tour so a personal feel to it!More

Thank Lizanne S
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Lizanne Thank you for taking the time to give us feeback. It is so nice to hear that 'Roadaboz' looked after you on our Footwhislte Glowworm Cave Tour :). He has worked in tourism for 20+ years and his knowledge, experience and humour...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I'm rating the Caveworld simply by itself, it's a great place to visit, 4/5, however if possible I would've rated this place a 10/5 if I could because of my guides, Katrina and Scuba Steve. The two guides made this place that much more...More

Thank leonv3x
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi There It's great to hear you had a great experience in Waitomo. However, we have submitted to Tripadvisor that your feedback is placed with the incorrect company as Scuba and Katrina do not work for our Caveworld. Hopefully they will allocate your kind review...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the walking tour with a few friends and it was quite good. The glowworms are amazing and you can see so many of them. The cave itself is beautiful as well. Our guide was lovely and the tea at the end was a...More

Thank Abs359
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there Thankyou for your kind and honest feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our guided Footwhistle Glowworm Cave and complimentary Kawakawa tea. Unfortunately cave tours operated by companies in Waitomo are expensive in comparison to caves around the world. This is due...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This is a family run business and Robin our guide was a really informed local, passionate about the area and about rugby- almost equally! Tour was fun, informative & we saw so many gorgeous glow worms. I’m a bit claustrophobic but there was so much...More

Thank Louise K
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Louise Thank you for your great review. It appears in this instance that you came to us due to bad weather and the misfortune of another company not being able to operate. We are just thankful that you were happy with your alternative...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

great time was had, wonderful exsperiance, good value for money, very close to our hotel making it easy to get to also i think they had a pick up servise from the diffrent hotels.More

Thank Frances O
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Frances Thankyou for your review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful experience with us at Caveworld. It is also great that you appreciated that we do offer pickups from hostels and hotels based in and around the Waitomo Caves Village. This service...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

There are only a few places on the earth where we find glowworms. We explore the caves n ride in a water to see glowworms. Awesome to see it and the cave has interesting sound at certain spot.More

Thank joanadventure
Cavew0rld, Front Office Manager at Caveworld, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review our Tube It tour. The "interesting sound" you mentioned is the sound of a tyre tube hitting the water. The tour guides make this sound to make all the glowworms surrounding you - glow even brighter....More

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

It is most few places on the earth where we find glowwarms. They provide you a guide with a group. Make you explore the caves n ride in a water to see glowwarms. Splendour beautiful when you see it.

Thank Anpitliya
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Waitomo is all about the caves and Caveworld provided me with a wonderful experience of them on the cave tubing trip. Robin, our guide, was great - positive, fun and made us feel relaxed about the caving, plus shared lots of interesting information about our...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We loved our tour with Russ, a fantastic tour guide with lots of local knowledge. We enjoyed the small tour (I think 10 of us total) as it felt more private and personal. The glowworms were amazing to see and we were able to take...More

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic end to our holiday. Great guide Rob who while taking care to give the usual health and safety was also kiwi laid back in a good way. The adventure is not for the faint hearted good walk to the caves and the...More

Thank David M
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Samantha S
19 June 2018|
Response from rbthodge | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 3 foot drop. You hold your tube behind you (under your butt) then fall backwards, so you land on the tube, on your butt (the water you land in is about 3 feet deep). If you don't want to do it, it's no big... More
10 November 2017|
Response from Trieste H | Property representative |
Hi Clio There are no crawls in the Tube It tour people find the most difficult part the entrance way which understandable as you transition from a large outdoor space to a small dark cavern. However, again there are no... More
10 November 2017|
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Response from yvettec672 | Reviewed this property |
No you go in a fairly large boat