Footwhistle Glowworm Tour

Escape the crowds and tour buses with a Footwhistle Glowworm Tour. Our tour includes some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Waitomo, and our intimate small-group cave tour, for many is the highlight of their time in New Zealand.

Enjoy a 3.5km courtesy scenic shuttle to our cave while your experienced guide reveals the rich history of Waitomo. Then, take a short walk through breath taking New Zealand native forest past waterfalls to our cave entrance.

There, you will walk down into the cave through a natural chasm. The scene is set for an intimate cave experience, the solar powered lights are kept low so you can appreciate the magnificent glowworm displays at their best, only inches away. Around a corner lie the bones of one of New Zealand’s lost treasures, the ancient Moa. The soothing sound of Footwhistle cave stream flows in the darkness below. Stunning formations are around every corner.

Be sure to bring your camera as you will be able to take photos and your guide will also be able to help you out with the best camera settings to get your best holiday pic. Complete the tour by enjoying a complimentary Kawakawa tea whilst you relax in our ponga hut nestled in native forest and surrounds.

NOTE: Children age 5-17 years. Infants ages 0-4 years of age are not permitted. Please note proof of age will be requested if you appear to be 18 years or over upon checking in. Failure to provide proof of age will result in additional charges.

We require a minimum of two people for this tour to depart. Please contact us upon making your booking as your tour may not depart due to minimum participant requirements.

Full refunds will be given less a 10% online cancellation booking fee provided cancellations are made 24 hours in advance. No refunds will be given for cancellations made without 24 hours notification of cancellation prior to tour departure.

All prices listed are also inclusive of a Goods and Service Tax of 15%

  • 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