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One of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, will host an encore of Underground Sounds on Saturday 20 March 2021, a unique music and dining experience.

The highlight will be an intimate performance by celebrated New Zealand tenor Geoff Sewell, the co-founder of the world’s first opera band, Amici Forever, inside the majestic glowworm cave known as the Cathedral, famous for its acoustics.

Geoff will perform a range of classics like Nessun Dorma, O Sole Mio, How Great Thou Art and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Guests will stay at Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel and travel by coach to Waitomo. On arrival enjoy canapes and drinks and a private tour of the caves, before a special musical showcase featuring Geoff inside the stunning Cathedral.

Geoff's performance will be followed by a buffet dinner and selected beverages in the Visitor Centre, an innovative building that complements the beautiful surrounding landscape and was awarded NZ architecture's most coveted prize, The New Zealand Architecture Medal, in 2011.

Experience one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions like never before – book now! This unique event is limited to 100 people.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds is presented by Fortis Events and ESP Ventures, in partnership with Discover Waitomo and THL.


  • One night’s accommodation at the Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel, including buffet breakfast (Saturday 20 March 2021)
  • Return coach transfers from the Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel to Waitomo
  • Canapes and drinks on arrival at the Waitomo Visitor Centre
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds showcase featuring Kiwi tenor Geoff Sewell, the co-founder of Amici Forever
  • A boat ride through the glowworm grotto after the concert
  • Buffet dinner and dessert at the Waitomo Visitor Centre, including selected beverages


$695 per person twin share

$825 per person single occupancy

Packages are on sale now through Fortis Events. For more information or to book, email or visit


Kiwi tenor Geoff Sewell is a multi-platinum selling international recording artist and co-creator of the world's first 'pop-opera', classical crossover band Amici Forever. Geoff has two number one albums with Amici, as well as a third with his solo debut “Believe” which reached over 3.5 million album sales worldwide. Geoff has toured widely in New Zealand and abroad, and has sung for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at The Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle and other venues; Nelson Mandela; and various celebrities including Sir Elton John

Geoff is the Global CEO and co-founder of entertainment company Incognito Artists, based in London with offices in New York and Auckland. Geoff returned to New Zealand in March 2020 after his US tour was cut short due to Covid-19. He is currently based in Auckland with his wife Simone and two teenage daughters.


2pm  Make your way to the Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel and check in

3.15pm  Coaches depart hotel for Waitomo

4.30pm  Welcome

4.45pm   Canapes and drinks on arrival at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre

5.15pm    Group taken into cave

6.00pm    Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds featuring Geoff Sewell

6.40pm   Return to Visitor Centre via boat

7.10pm  Buffet dinner and dessert in the Visitor Centre

9pm       Coaches depart Waitomo for Hamilton

10.15pm Arrival at Novotel Hamilton Tainui

The next morning enjoy breakfast at your leisure before checking out by 11am.

*Please note the above timings are indicative and subject to change.The first edition was held on Saturday 13 February and sold out weeks in advance. Feedback from attendees was that the event was “world-class”. Highlights from the initial event can be found here:



Discover an ancient world 30 million years in the making and marvel at Mother Nature’s light display in the starry wonderland of the Glowworm Grotto. Experience the serene ambience as you enter this galaxy of tiny living lights.

The glowworm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) is unique to New Zealand, making the Waitomo Glowworm Caves an absolute must-do. See thousands of these tiny creatures as they radiate their unmistakable luminescent light in a subterranean world.

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are made up of two levels. The upper being decorated with stunning, delicate cave formations and the lower level consisting of stream passages, glowworms and the Cathedral, the tallest chamber in the cave.


The Waitomo Glowworm Cave is accessible to those with reasonable mobility, with good handrails and paths. The Waitomo Glowworm Cave does not have wheelchair access.



Encore - Waitomo Glowworm Caves Underground Sounds

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