Thursday - Waitomo Adventure
9.45am – Coach will be waiting at the hotel to take you to Waitomo Caves
11.00am – Arrive at Waitomo Caves
11.00am – Ruakuri Cave tour
Enter Ruakuri Cave through the spectacular 'Spiral Entrance', which is built to safeguard a Wahi Tapu (sacred area). The Ruakuri has breath taking cave formations and shawl-like limestone formations throughout and you are able to see glowworms up close and learn the glowworm lifecycle. This cave is also wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
1.00pm – Lunch
1.30pm - Waitomo Glowworm Cave tour
Learn the history behind the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and area from current guides who are descendants of the first explorer. First walking through the limestone formations stopping throughout the cave stopping on the Cathedral for famous acoustic sound. This cave has been guided since 1880s. Be mesmerised by the spectacular ornate cave decorations and sculptures, developed over thousands of years. Exiting the outside of the cave on the boat with your guide silently along the river in the Glowworm Cave and be amazed by thousands of glow worms sparkling above you in the Grotto.
2.30pm – Depart Waitomo for hotel