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One Day in Waitomo with Glow Worms and a Hot Water Beach Experience

Updated: Apr 15


A guide to the natural attractions of the Waitomo District. As locals, we've followed this route many times. Our itinerary includes glow worm caves and a hot water beach.

Planning Guide: Discuss the budget and time frames ~ Check tides for access to the hot water springs on the beach ~ Pack a picnic lunch including drinking water ~ Covered walking shoes as the black sand on the dunes is burning hot on summer afternoons ~ Book paid tours online


Transport: Private motor car


Accommodation: We day tripped returning to our Airbnb in Ngaru