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

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 :)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank megpage2015
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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!

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Thank Lily S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I hadn't really known what to expect but this experience surpassed all expectations! It was more physical then I had anticipated but it was fantastic, the abseiling, climbing, scurrying through the water..even submerging completely at some parts. It was really great made all the better for my tour only having three people on it and our two guides were great!... More 

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Thank Emily S
Hawera, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A really action-packed adventure. Something new, different and unexpected around every corner. I love that it fits abseiling, caving, glow-worms and water-fun into one trip. And the guides were great. Just good genuine kiwi fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We did this tough with Waitomo Adventures and it was fantastic. Emma and Chow were our guides and did a really nice job. It's a very adventurer worthy 4 hours and you'll be repelling down several rock walls and waterfalls. Not for the faint of heart!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were recommended Haggas Honking Holes by a friend and we weren't disappointed...in fact it exceeded our already high expectations! 3 abseils plus walking, crawling, manouvering your way through the caves, rock climbing up a cave wall, seeing the mesmerising glow worms light up the darkness, learning all about the caves themselves, even a drink and chocolate bar is thrown... More 

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