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Waitomo Adventures

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8778
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Best tour I have ever done!

I done the Honking Holes and the Lost world and it was the most amazing thing I have ever done. TK... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fiona B
Haggas Honking Holes- no tubing available

We booked the cave tubing but the rain flooded the cave. We were upgraded to the Haggas Honking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sar C
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Waitomo’s Premier activities. Waitomo Adventures has been operating safely and reliably for over 30 yrs and has been granted exclusive access to these special caves. Overall there are 7 options described in more detail on our website each with different levels of physicality and challenge. Some are “DRY” (you wear overalls) and some are “WET” (you wear a wetsuit). No prior experience required. We supply everything including boots; overalls or wetsuits. Photos are provided to clients completely FREE. Lost World – our flagship - within the Lost World Cave there are 3 Options: Lost World 4 Hr Option; Lost World 7 Hr Epic & Lost World Through The Window; Other Caves: TumuTumu ToObing – a slightly more adventurous version of Blackwater Rafting. Haggas Honking Holes - Waitomo’s most concentrated action. St Benedicts Caverns – Surprisingly gentle. Abseil then explore NZ’s prettiest cave Trollcave – A fantasy adventure for the young at heart in the world's first underground eco-sanctuary
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“lost world” (184 reviews)
“hour epic” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I done the Honking Holes and the Lost world and it was the most amazing thing I have ever done. TK and Ian were so great making me feel safe at all times. It was challenging and so much fun. So exciting and truely beautiful....More

Thank Fiona B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked the cave tubing but the rain flooded the cave. We were upgraded to the Haggas Honking Holes experience... My and I are not thrill seekers we just love a good time. The Haggas Holes was not something we would ever book but we...More

Thank Sar C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am afraid of heights and my friend gets claustrophobic, so I dont quite know how we ended up booking this, but I am so glad we did. Scott and Simon were amazing at putting me at ease and making me feel safe. We had...More

Thank Violeta H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So much fun! Very safe and while maintaining a sense of adventure, highly recommended! Our guides TK and Simon were great!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My brother and mates arranged the 7 hour ‘Lost World Epic’ for my stag weekend and we had an awesome time! The 100m abseil was a great way to kick it off and the high water levels made it a kickass (and very challenging!) day!...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went out on February 16th and this was probably one of the most epic days I've had in all of my travels. There were many highlights but overall such a beautiful experience and great tests of fitness. The abseil was an incredible 100+ meter drop...More

Thank Kieran S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the 4-hour tour and it was epic. Chris was our guide and he was great. Super friendly and made us all feel at ease. He's a hugger!! :) You won't regret doing this tour. The free hanging abseil was so fun! Then walking...More

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous time last December doing this tour. It was such a thrilling experience, especially when you get to see the mouth of the cave for the first time (100m drop). The ladder at the end is a little exhausting but our guide Luke...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended doing this by a friend of ours so we booked straight away. The day we arrived we were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour, this was when we met Chris our lovely tour guide, he was so easy...More

Thank Fay W
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WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lost World is one of New Zealand's truly special places and we try very hard to keep it that way ! Your beautiful words are reminiscent of the very first recorded description of the same view in the local newspaper almost 120 years ago -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the lost world 4 hour tour this time around with Luke and Kieran and had a blast. Repelling down a 100 meter drop into the cave was the experience of a lifetime. I've been back to New Zealand four times now and this is...More

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Jess L
21 February 2018|
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Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
There are seven very different options to choose from. Descriptions of each option are on our website as well as the prices.
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MLE1973
18 October 2016|
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Response from Rebecca N | Reviewed this property |
Could you go bush walking for a few hours? Probably about the same level of fitness as you'd need for that. You're only underground for part of the 4hrs, but down there you're climbing over and around huge rocks and up a... More
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Manny F
7 February 2016|
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Response from tsaojam | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There were a few individual travelers in our group.
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