• Come Journey With Us


    Waitomo, New Zealand

Welcome to Caveworld

Escape the crowds and enjoy a magical Waitomo glow-worm cave experience.

Family-run and locally owned, Caveworld has exclusive access to the Footwhistle Cave; a stunning limestone network beneath the rolling hills of Waitomo. Here you’ll discover a labyrinth of magnificent, undisturbed glow-worm displays. Better, we believe, than anywhere else in the world.

Offering fully guided small group or private tours, the Caveworld Waitomo Glow Worm experience is personal, intimate and unforgettable.

Who are we?

Cave World Specializes in Small Group and Private Tours.

Our beautiful Footwhistle Cave (also known to local maori as Te Anaroa Cave) was officially opened on 1st July 1992 after a lot of hard work and development. This was a dream come true for founding cousins JoJo Davis and Richard Carnachan.Their vision was to provide an adventure experience, with a local flavour to visitors to the Waitomo Caves area.

In 2010, after further development, the Footwhistle Tour was opened to the Public. Caveworld Ltd continues to deliver a local flavor to it’s experiences and continues to be a locally owned and operated. We pride ourselves on offering authentic experiences, an opportunity to visit the caves and view Glow worms in an unrushed natural environment.

What makes Caveworld so special?

  • 5
    Walking into Footwhistle was like walking back in time, it was surreal.
    Greggains   -   January 2020
  • 5
    5 stars with the sunset tour as the secret experience is leaving the cave after dark after entering at dusk.
    Tim G   -   October 2019
  • 5
    The tour felt very personal and it was wonderful to see a small family operated business doing such a great job.
    FunnyMummy_10   -   May 2018