Hours: 9.30 to 3.30

This is Waitomo's most impressive glowworm display, you will be able to enjoy it in a small group of 12 and we have only one group visiting the cave at any time. To make it even more special we allow far more time with the lights out than any other glowworm cave in NZ. When your eyes have properly adjusted to darkness the glowworms will magically light up the entire cave creating an unrivalled glowworm spectacle. For those choosing the Spellbound Glowworm Explorer, we also visit the Cave of the Spirit to see fossils and beautiful light effects as sunlight filters down through many tomo along the cave passage.

Our tours are friendly, informative and fun. With no more than 12 people on board, raft beneath many thousands of fabulous glowworms to see them at their very best. We visit private caves away from the regular, more commercial tours. Our caves are on a beautiful hill country farm and your guide is also your host, so expect a really enjoyable and memorable tour of our two magical caves.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation. We need at least 24 hours notice that you wish to cancel for a full refund.  If you give us no prior notice and simply fail to arrive for your tour no refund will be given. Fitness. You do need to be fit enough to comfortably walk for at least 800 metres. There are very few steps or stairs but we do have several steep gravel paths to walk over. We do not allow wheelchairs or walking frames. Lateness. Check in is 20 minutes prior to departure. Please be on time. If you are concerned please call sometimes depending on the time management needs of the rest of you group it may be possible to wait a little. Flooding. Our raft ride is cancelled for safety reasons when the cave river floods, flooding can happen over night or over several hours. If you feel concerned about possible flooding please ring on our freephone number for an update. Children are the responsibility of their care givers guides instructions must be followed for safety reasons. Safety. Please tell us about any health or fitness concerns you may have before the tour and always follow your guides instructions. Spellbound is an outdoor back country tour and you will need to be aware of your physical environment. Photography. Photography is allowed using only hand held cameras or phones on the Essential and Explorer Tours. If you wish to use a tripod then please contact us to book a private tour.