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Waitomo Adventures - St Benedicts Caverns

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Unusually good

I have previously done this company's Lost World 4 hour, and the Haggas Honking Holes, which were... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Absolute Must See ! !

These caves are unbelievable. They are beautiful beyond belief, Add to the adventure 2 absails... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Peter M
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This relatively gentle adventure takes you to NZ's prettiest piece of known cave. Begins with 2 Abseils total 60m. A dry trip suitable for adults & children. Min age 12 yrs. Journey to a huge underground chamber - just bristling with stalactites; stalagmites; flowstone and all manner of wonderful natural creations...then clip onto a flying fox (zip line) that will zing you part way across the main chamber. Founded & Operated by local family for over 27 years. All equipment supplied. No experience required. Qualmark and Outdoorsmark endorsed. FREE PHOTOS OF YOUR TRIP SENT BY INTERNET
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“flying fox” (13 reviews)
“zip line” (8 reviews)
“felt safe” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have previously done this company's Lost World 4 hour, and the Haggas Honking Holes, which were excellent and unusual and memorable. Attempts to do the St Benedict cavern were stymied some years ago by lack of other people interested. This time (mid-winter!) two other...More

Thank neil263
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

These caves are unbelievable. They are beautiful beyond belief, Add to the adventure 2 absails and a zip line into and thru the cave. The guides are great, you can tell they love what they do, the respect of the natural beauty of the caves...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time going on the Black Abyss. The tour guides James and Harry were fantastic -professional and full of fun. The 5-hr activity went very quickly, starting from prep/suiting up, to finishing with well appreciated soup and bagel. In between we abseiled,...More

Thank Ai Wei L
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Only the locals know about this place so if you want to avoid the 'package holiday experience’ then this authentic Kiwi Waitomo experience is what you are looking for. The adventure starts with health and safety education before you learn to abseil. You don't need...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great if you don't want to get wet doing the tubing, the abesiling is still really fun and the zipline is awesome - wish I could do it again. Def worth the time!

Thank Grish068
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The knowledgeable and entertaining Chris and Will led us through this breathtaking taking experience. There is no need to be concerned about safety as instructions given are clear and there is an abseiling test run before you start. With 50ms of abseiling and a flying...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 7 January 2017

My first ever trip into a cave, this was an amazing experience. Chris and Will, or guides were very knowledgeable and safety conscience, all in good humour. The 4 hours flew by but we look back on some fabulous sights, greatly helped by the photos...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Well organised and well prepared people. very professional team of people. Took us walking through an amazing cave, gave us lots of information, kept us safe and the gera was all check and in good condition. The experience was terrific well worth the cost. I...More

Thank cassmysis
Reviewed 20 July 2016

On a very wet day had a fantastic and interesting tour. the rappelling the ziplining in the dark (optional) the beauty of the formations was wonderful. the guides were helpful and informative but 'Fish' could do with some driving lessons after bogging the van in...More

Thank happydaze-7
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Fantastic tour! we had Fish and Emma, very knowledgable, relaxed and humorous tour guides. The tour advised to allow 4 hours to have it completed. We had so much fun that the 4 hours flew by. The zipline in true darkness was fantastic. Learnt a...More

Thank Jose F
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