Spellbound Ltd

Spellbound Ltd



119 Rankers Reviews

52 Face-to-Face

1 Caving

1 Waitomo



Spellbound Glowworm Raft ride


This is Waitomo's best glowworm tour! We have masses of glowworms in our display, you see them in complete darkness for maximum impact. Groups size 12 or less - we are not overpriced - cameras are welcome.

Your Spellbound experience begins the moment you climb into our van. Driving to the caves is an highlight in its own right and your arrival is even better, we become immersed in this special limestone landscape by walking down into the Mangawhitikau Gorge where the cave magic begins.

Glowworms make Waitomo famous and Spellbound has the largest display on offer. In addition, we set out to make your glowworm experience very special by ensuring you see glowworms close up, our guide will explain and answer questions and then you will be spellbound by the most amazing glowworm boatride, experienced in total darkness.

This is the display chosen for the Planet Earth's 'CAVES' documentary.

We look after you all the way, refreshments and a toilet stop are provided before the next cave visit.

The Cave of the Spirit is a fully lit walk-through cave and here we show you the special characteristics of our local caves. There's lots of interesting things to see in here and it's a great cave to photograph in with lovely speleothems and really beautiful lighting.

Tour Information

The tour costs $66 per adult
($67.50 from Oct 1, 2010)
Two caves are visited
Group size is small, 12 max
Suitable for people of all ages and average fitness
Duration, 3 1/4 hours
Cameras are allowed
Refreshments are given
Two beautiful above ground walks are included.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoWaitomo


  • Caving





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Sarah & Paul

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing day...the weather wasn't all that great but this didn't matter one bit. Our guide Mangu , a local that is obviously passionate about his home town was informative, natural and not at all trying to upsell. We did two cave walks and all up it took just over 3 hours, our group was only 12 people and we had both the cave tours to ourselves. This tour isn't rushed or cramped. We have done other guided trips in Waitomo and Spellbound in my view beats the other guided tours by far as it's more personal , less busy and the company really looks after it's natural asset. We took our 5 year old daughter and it was perfectly fine for her.....just remember to take a booster seat for the van ride and maybe some snacks. Thank you for the amazing experience today.

Reviewed 26 days ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Good price! Good value! Tour is fun. Small group of tour allows plenty of time to look around and take photos. Highly recommended

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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GODARD Tuatini

Ranking: 10/10

A perfect experience with a knowlegable guide.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Mary's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic cave tour! Spent a lot of time in both caves. Very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. So glad we booked with Spellbound. One of the highlights of our trip.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Ricardo Nigro

Ranking: 10/10

It is an extraordinary place to know. Natural and unique show, The guide has the knowledge and kindless that allow the visitors to enjoy each step inside the caves.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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maryann de la haye

Ranking: 10/10

fabulous trip, made more special by our guide Zane, who made the experience very personal, informative and entertaining. Highly recommended, thank you

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Carlos Madrid

Ranking: 9/10

Un descubrimiento maravilloso. Trato inigualable, ameno, intimo, muy profesional. Si quieres visitar las cuevas de Waitomo, este es menos turístico, con más dedicación al grupo y las cuevas son impresionantes.

An amazing surprise. Incomparable treatment, good entertainment, intimate and very professional. If you would like to visit Waitomo Caves, this tour is less touristic, more personalised attention and the caves are awesome

Reviewed 7 months ago

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beryl maehe rogers

Ranking: 10/10

Tour was so interesting right from the start. to the finish. Caves were fantastic. Loved the small group of 12. Very knowledgeable guide. Just amazing the whole tour thank you Norm

Reviewed 7 months ago