Entry fees & meals additional (see prices below left)
Departure point is outside the port main pedestrian gates. Your guide will be standing outside the exit (port gates) on the grass area holding up a sign board with your names on.
Recommended Departure Time is 8AM – This is a Private tour so departure time can be altered to suit.
Tour Departure Details: We operate ALL our tours to fit in with the cruise ships arrivals and departure times. However, we recognize some ships arrival times are outside of this time-frame. If your ship is one of these which arrives later into port than the regular time stated, we ask that you disembark as soon as is possible and check in with your guide who will be waiting for you as per the above instructions.
Waitomo Glow-worm Caves are a must see for travellers to New Zealand. Lonely Planet recently voted the Glow-worm Cave experience as the most illuminating experience in the world. Glow-worms are unique to New Zealand, they are world renowned and a magnet to both local and overseas visitors.
Come and enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glow-worms and become a part of over 125 years of cultural and natural New Zealand history. Marvel at Mother Nature’s light display as you glide silently through the starry wonderland of the Glow-worm Grotto. Thousands of tiny little creatures radiate their luminescent light as expert local guides provide informative commentary.
Depart from outside port of Tauranga gates, traverse the Kaimai range and into the lush pastureland of the Waikato valley, world renowned for its rich heritage in the Dairy industry. We can also offer you the opportunity to enjoy a New Zealand style lunch down on the farm at Roselands Farm & Gardens in Waitomo. They will cook to perfection your favourite cut of New Zealand meat or fish and serve with the addition of salads, fresh fruit and sweets. It is then a leisurely drive back to your cruise ship across some of the local hydro sites along the mighty Waikato River.
Glow-worm Caves – Adult NZ$49.00, Child NZ$21.50
Kiwi Bird House – NZ$20.00
Premier NZ BBQ Lunch – NZ$30.00