2) Kids of all ages can explore the caves and glowworms found at Waitomo.
Even adults will love Waitomo caves, but kids will be blown away! Take them on a journey deep underground to a luminescent world of large crystal formations, ceilings of twinkling stars (glowworms) and through an underground network of caves and waterways. Millions of years in the making, the world-famous Waitomo caves provide a playground unlike any other. With a large selection of caves to choose from, enterprising locals have added adventure activities to enhance the experience offering everything from 20 minute gentle dry walk-throughs, underground scenic boat rides to the southern hemispheres longest commercial abseil (rappel) on an epic 8 hour extreme adventure. Kids a little frisky? Then get them to burn some energy, choose a more challenging route. How about drifting down a cave stream on a car tube with just a headlamp to see, or perhaps one of the many abseiling (rappelling) adventures available – you will be reassured by the knowledge that your kids will be in the hands of some of New Zealand’s most experienced guides. There are many different caves suitable for people of all ages.