An iconic set of three caves tell a story 30 million years in the making. Here you will discover glow worms up close, walk among limestone formations at every few step, ride a boat under a starlight made of glow worms and pass through stream passages.
A drive from central Rotorua but well worth it, the caves at Waitomo are sure to be a hit with the kids. But make sure to bring some good walking shoes, water and lots of supplies. The three caves can be attempted on the same day with short breaks between them. When short for time pick the Glow Worm and Ruakuri caves. Each tour takes just over an hour to complete and is on the easy side in terms of walking.
There is a restaurant at the site of one of the caves to replenish the tired souls after a day of walking.