Tour departs Auckland Strand Railway Station 7.45am every Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Arrive Otorohanga 10.50am and transfer to the Waitomo Hotel.
Northern Explorer departs Otorohanga 3.45pm every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday arriving Auckland Strand railway station 6.50pm
Tour cost includes:
** Travel aboard the "Northern Explorer" train from Auckland to Otorohanga and return.
** Return transfers from Otorohanga Railway Station to Waitomo Hotel.
** One night accommodation and continental breakfast at the historic Waitomo Caves Hotel. We recommend staying longer.
Tour cost per person - standard room:
2 per room $290. Extra nights $90
3 per room $270 Extra nights $70
Single room $360 Extra nights $165
Tour cost per person - de luxe room
2 per room $330 Extra Nights $120
3 per room $300 Extra Nights $90
Single room $440 Extra Nights $200
Waitomo Caves Options:
Waitomo Glowworm Cave $53
Ruakuri Cave $76
Aranui cave $53
Glowworm Cave plus Ruakuri $94
Glowworm Cave plus Aranui $79
Glowworm Cave, Ruakuri, Aranui $100
For more adventure don a wet suit and go underground to exerience the BLACK LABYRINTH of the Ruakuri Cave. Explore the limestone caves and drift down the river on a truck tube under a canopy of glowworms. Around 3 hours.. Cost $147
For ultimate adventure try the BLACK ABYSS including zipllne through a gallery of glowworms, climb underground waterfalls, and abseil down a unique 35 metre hole. Cost $255
For a small group Glowworm, Eco, and cultural experience with a maximum of 11 participants explore the Footwhistle Glowworm Cave with your local guide. Here you can photograph the glowworms, enjoy a gentle forest walk with an introduction to the flora and fauna and learn the Maori history and use of the forest. Also try some Kawakawa tea, traditional drink of the Maori at the Punga Hut. Just $70
To provide greater flexibility to your travel arrangements you may travel to or from Waitomo Caves village by Intercity bus departing Auckland Skycity terminal 8.45am arriving Waitomo Village 12.25pm. The return bus departs Waitomo Village at 3.55pm arriving Auckland Skycity terminal at 7.20pm. Deduct $20 per sector travelled by bus instead of train. You are welcome to stay over at Waitomo and carry on to the Grand Chateau and/or Wellington any Monday, Thursday, saturday.