North Island
1 Day

Waitomo Tour From Auckland - Waitomo Wanderer



  • Return bus transfers from Auckland
  • Your choice of Waitomo cave adventure
  • Hobbiton Movie set tour


  • Depart Auckland approx 6.30am
  • Arrive Waitomo approx 9.00am
  • Complete your activity: Black Labyrinth, Black Abyss** or check out the 'dry' caves - Ruakuri, Aranui and/or Waitomo Glowworm Caves!
  • Depart Waitomo 2pm (1pm Winter) to Hobbiton for the Movie Set tour OR free time if not doing the tour
  • Depart Hobbiton 5.30pm (4.30pm Winter) to return to Auckland 7.45pm (6.45pm Winter)
  • Abyss and 3 Caves combos subject to availability in winter. Can not be combined with Hobbiton tour on the same day in winter.

Black Labyrinth

Minimum age 12 years old, minimum weight 45kg
A moderate level of fitness is required! Beginner level.
Swimwear and towel needed
Wetsuits and footwear provided

Black Abyss
Minimum age 16 years old, minimum weight 45kg
A moderate level of fitness and thirst for adventure is required!
Swimwear and towel needed
Wetsuits and footwear provided

Pickups / Departures

Waitomo Wanderer operates a seasonal schedule as follows :-

1 November 2016 to 30 April 2017
 Daily departures from Rotorua and Auckland (no service Christmas Day)

1 May to 30 May
 Depart Rotorua - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
 Depart Auckland - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday                

1 June to 25 October
 Depart Rotorua - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
 Depart Auckland - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

 Departure from Rotorua will be 7:00am with pick ups from 6:40am.
 Departing Auckland departing 6:30am pick up from 6:10am.

Note there will be days were they may be blockouts due to capacity or other issues. Headfirst will communicate these days as best we can to Website Travel agents

Black Abyss and 3 Caves packages
Please note Black Abyss and 3 Cave Combo packages are subject to availability
In winter the Black Abyss and 3 Cave Combo cannot be combined with the Hobbiton Movie Set tour

Times and Locations: Auckland departures

Haka Lodge - 6.05am

Station Backpackers - 6.10am

80 Queen Street -  6.15 am
(outside  BNZ between Fort & Shortland Street) close to
both Nomads, Queen Street Backpackers and Stray.

280 Queen Street - 6.20 am
(outside JB Hi Fi) close to Peterpans and Base.

380 Queen Street - 6.23 am
(outside Scenic Hotels)

490 Queen Street - 6.25 am
(outside Downtown Second Hand Goods) close to YHA
Internationla and YHA Auckland

Karangahape Road - 6.30 am
( just past Gloria Jeans Coffee opposite Symond Street
Cemetery) close to YHA Auckland.


Once you have booked your day from Rotorua it is up to us to look after you! Don't forget to bring your lunch or pocket money for a sausage roll or ice cream!

This tour can be completed with Caving tour only or as Hobbiton Movie Set tour added on at an additional cost.

Check Availability


Waitomo Tour From Auckland - Waitomo Wanderer

Call +61 2 9336 9309‬ for immediate availability and information