Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre

In the centre of Waitomo Caves Village & 500m from the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, this special interest museum explains how caves and karst (limestone landscapes)are formed, what is found in them, and the general world of speleology (the science of caves). A 17 minute multi-media show about the NZ Glowworm (Arachnocapma luminosa), in a comfortable theatre.

There is also an extensive library and cave research facilities.

Contact Details

PO Box 12, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo 3943

64 7 878 7640



Visitor Information

21 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo 3943

Daily 8.45am - 5.30pm January - February: 8.30am to 7.00pm Closed Christmas Day

Adult $5 Children, Museums Aotearoa, Waitomo Caves Museum Society Members free


Wheelchair access

Reference library



Public programmes

Membership club


Other Facilities

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