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Waitomo Adventures

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Lost World Caves of Waitomo

Omg! I can’t gush enough about how great this trip was. I was with a family and the mom was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maggie W
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OMG!

The abseil is nice and slow, but not thrilling if you've done a lot of adrenaline type things. Over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kelly H
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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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 via mobile

Omg! I can’t gush enough about how great this trip was. I was with a family and the mom was terrified of heights and the guide was so amazing and understanding. We moved at her pace and everyone felt completely safe and so well taken...More

Thank Maggie W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The abseil is nice and slow, but not thrilling if you've done a lot of adrenaline type things. Over the years I have prided myself in being able to discern what something is really saying in print. Cozy=Small, Fixer-upper=Run down, Backpackers Paradise=mattresses are from the...More

Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This abseiling and caving experience was incredible, I was guided through the tiniest of spaces and into dark dark caverns under waterfalls and got to see lots of glow worms along the way. Our guides were awesome and they made us feel very safe all...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My bf and I did the 4h adventure tour “Haggas Honking Hole”. It was amazing! We had quite high expectations because of their exciting commercial video and the good reviews, but despite that we differently didn’t get disappointed! It was exciting from the very first...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a difficult activity for me to choose a rating for, as although the experience was overall enjoyable and the staff were lovely, it wasn't at all what we expected and not really "as advertised" There are a few things I'd address: Overall experience:...More

Thank AmyLouise_C13
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WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review and also the many favourable comments. However, I have to take issue with your opening comment that the trip is "not as advertised"... The trip is exactly as advertised...i.e. our website says "This ripper of a trip combines the best elements...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow such an amazing tour the scenes were unreal, truely mind blowing. Our tour guides Tk and Brad were absolutely awesome, really informative and had such a laugh. Highly recommend!!

Thank Ellie N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, wow, wow! The 7 hour cave tour is absolutely epic! We are two 34 year old, slightly overweight, and moderately fit Americans- and boy was it amazing. And exhausting. Scott and Chao took amazing care of us and the safety of this company is...More

Thank brandasa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had so much fun! Pete the guide was so fantastic and it really was a fun adventure with our kids. 100% recommend!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an incredible time with Waitomo Adventures exploring the caves, swimming and tubing in the water. This is.a great way to experience the glow worms. Our guides were excellent - funny, informative with a concern for safety. Highlight of our North Island trip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the the 4 hr lost world tour and I enjoyed so much..... It was absolutely amazing. The guide Iain was perfect.... He was professional, funny and explained a lot about the caves and the glowworms. I did it on a rainy day and...More

Thank Christoph W
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McTrampsALot
27 February 2018|
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Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
The joking and serious answer is "There is no "P"(ee) in" wet suit". You just have to hold it in!
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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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