Waitomo Tour for Cruise Ships, New Zealand

Join this unique experience to explore by boat some of the amazing areas and valleys of New Zealand!
Local activities, Walking & Sightseeing

When to book - availability

All year long. On request


  • Travel over New Zealand’s top dairy-farming area and the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley
  • Discover an underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations
  • Enjoy a boat trip inside the famous Glow-worm Grotto
  • Visit the Kiwi House in Otorohanga
Languages: English
Duration: 6 hours
Group size: Minimum 2 people
Starting / Meeting point: Tauranga Port

This tour is approximately a six-hour round trip. We leave the Port of Tauranga and travel over the Kaimai Range through the verdant Waikato District ( New Zealand’s top dairy-farming area) & the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley.

A stop is made at the stunning Karapiro Lookout, which is above Karapiro Lake.

On arrival at Waitomo, you will discover an underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caverns and formations, and enter “The Cathedral” which has such excellent acoustics that the Vienna Boys’ Choir has recorded there.

Expert guides will give interesting & informative details on the historic & geological aspects of the caves.

This is followed by a boat trip into the famed Glow-worm Grotto, where you will see Arachnocampa Luminosa, which is unique to New Zealand.

The Kiwi House, in Otorohanga, is visited on the return trip, which covers a different route & crosses the Arapuni Dam. Lunch may be purchased, at your own cost, en route.

What's included

  • Transport 
  • Entrance fees

What's not included



For cancellations made up to 48 hours before the activity starts, the paid amount will be fully refundable. Otherwise you will be charged the full amount.

If you don´t show up for the activity, you will also not receive a refund.

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