Spellbound Ltd

Spellbound Ltd



116 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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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 26 days 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 3 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

Eleri's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The Spellbound experience was the highlight of my travels in New Zealand.
The tourist benefits greatly from having a limit of 12 tourists at a time with an expert local guide

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Jean-Martial MARENNE

Ranking: 10/10

Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours
Tour experience in March 2019
This was a stunning cave experience and we highly recommend to visit glowworm caves with Spellbound. The tours are always in small groups, so you are not disturbed by a big crowd and can really enjoy the spectacular views of the glow worms which cover the whole ceiling of the first cave. Our guide Mieke was very passionate and gave us a lot of informations all along the tour. The second cave we visited was also incredibly beautiful. Thanks again for this amazing tour.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Kris's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Spellbound tours was recommended by a friend and our guide and experience certainly didn’t disappoint. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The glow worm caves is a must see so I would highly recommend you see it with this tour group.

Reviewed 6 months ago