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Address: Waitomo Adventure Centre | 654 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-878 7788
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Waitomo's most concentrated underground action. Do a series of abseils...

Waitomo's most concentrated underground action. Do a series of abseils mostly in waterfalls, rockclimbing, spiderwalking and ladders as you explore this crazy beautiful cave.

See stalactites and stalagmites; columns and glowworms.

If you want a comprehensive fix of adrenalin & lots of fun - this is it!

No prior experience required. All training & equipment is supplied.

Allow 4 hrs (approx 2 hrs actually underground).

Operator has over 27yrs of safe operation.

Activity is Qualmark and Outdoorsmark endorsed.

Min age 15 yrs.


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Cave exploration on steroids

We got really lucky with this adventure. When we were in Waitomo the weather was terrible and due to heavy rainfall all the other cave tours were closed. The experience starts... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Filip L
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We got really lucky with this adventure. When we were in Waitomo the weather was terrible and due to heavy rainfall all the other cave tours were closed. The experience starts with training, where you learn how to use your climbing and abseiling gear. Shortly after you go into the cave and experience the real deal. We abseiled down into... More 

Thank Filip L
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were booked on the 7h Epic Tour but due to recent rainfall and flooding in the caves we were offered the 4h Epic + Haggas Honking Holes instead. We were skeptical at first as we were really looking forward to the 7h Epic, but we agreed. So glad we did! The 4h Epic was great (the 100m abseil was... More 

Thank Chufina
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had originally booked in for the Tumo Tumo Toobing, but due to too much rain, it was cancelled and they kindly upgraded us to Haggas Honking Holes. I am so stoked we got to do it! You get to abseil, climbing squeeze though holes etc etc. They will take pictures for you so you can just enjoy the experience.... More 

Thank Candice A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fun tour, good guides, neat sights but I got pretty hot and tired walking back from the entrance/exit of the cave back to the place where you change to get the dry suit on

Thank tinyspud88
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a fantastic experience. Descending through the caves with water falls and underground streams made for a great adventure. The guides were fantastic, safe, and funny. Be ready to go through some small spaces (at times head first or on your belly). Wet suits and boots are provided. Towels and socks are for sale at the office. A waterproof... More 

Thank Lopeti_Fekasoni
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is absolutely amazing. If you like adventure and adrenaline this is a must do! Everything is perfectly organized and the guides are great! You will abseil, crawl, climb, swim, jump and everything is a surprise and so much fun!! It is worth every cent and you will have a blast. I definitely recommend this to everyone!

Thank Ilja V
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Some adventure! Abseiling down waterfalls and big drops within a cave was great fun. There were some areas where we squeeze through tunnels (optional), rock-climbed and admired glowworms up-close. Chao and Will were brilliant guides, fun, knowledgable and safe. A fantastic trip! Thank you Waitomo Adventures :)

Thank 01donala
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not being a fan of caving I was a little worried about joining my family on this trip. Chou and Craig were brilliant guides who created a great rapport with the guests and included each one with a "job" to do when we were underground. If rappeling down waterfalls with what it must feel like to be flushed down the... More 

Thank megpage2015
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Trip I had was an absolutely amazing underground adventure. The abseiling and climbing, the beautiful cave formations alongside glow-worms, and most of all the guides ( Thank you Will and Chao) did an excellent job and were really professional and told us heaps of information about the caves. Great people, great environment, great adventure.

Thank TravelingLad123
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

One of the best things I did in NZ, cannot fault this tour. It was adrenalin packed and kept you wanting more. Highly recommend :) Even get to experience true pitch blackness and glow worms!

Thank Lily S

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