Under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. It is also home to the world famous Glowworm caves not to be missed by any traveller.
Backpackers World offer incredible ways to explore this underground wonderland. Take a boat cruise through the caves and gaze in awe at this incredible sight or try your hand at Black Water Rafting and jump off waterfalls and float through underground river systems.
Climb down into nature’s underground network, where streams spill, twist and turn to build a river canyon. You’ll guide with the water through the glowworm studded underworld of Ruakuri Cave take leaps of faith over cascading underground waterfalls, catch glimpses of daylight through a 65 metre tomo (hole) and float serenely down river as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries above.
Experience the famous Waitomo Caves with there majestic glow worms and go full hobbit as you explore the Hobbiton Movie Set, all in a day departing from Auckland.
Descend into the depths of Ruakuri Cave and experience the most adrenalin pumping caving adventure around that combines abseiling, climbing and cave tubing into a mind-blowing 5 hour adventure.
Think Indiana Jones in a washing machine! This adventure tour will have you abseiling down underground waterfalls complete with unique rock formations and new Zealand's most famous glowworms!