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

Blackwater Rafting at its Best!

See galaxies of Glowworms, Stalactites and...

Blackwater Rafting at its Best!

See galaxies of Glowworms, Stalactites and all manner of wonderful rock formations.

Walk, wade swim and tube through the fascinating TumuTumu Cave.

No prior experience required.

This is not like white water rafting. It's much more gentle.

This trip has almost twice the quality underground time of all Waitomo's non-abseil Blackwater trips.

Allow 4 hrs for this trip (approx 2 hrs actually underground).

Min age 12 years. Min weight 40kg.

Operator is local family and is both Qualmark & Outdoorsmark endorsed.

Has over 27 years of safe operation.

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If tight, dark spaces and floating down rivers in the dark are your thing then this is for you

Having been in caves, but never "caved" before, I wasn't really sure what to expect form this tour. I chose it, because unlike the others with this company, there are no large... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lostsoul92
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South Australia, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been in caves, but never "caved" before, I wasn't really sure what to expect form this tour. I chose it, because unlike the others with this company, there are no large abseils. As the name suggests, you do go toobing in the cave, however you also get to do some more physical work, like climbing through tighter sections of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a nice trip with Waitomo Adventures!!! The guides were just amazing espacially the singing of our guide mr chow was just epic!! Also the glowworms at the caves were just epic!! Definitely a must do if you travel to Waitomo!!!

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Thank Veltje
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I absolutely loved the Tumu Tumu toobing experience - had the best few hours caving, wading and swimming through freezing cold water, jumping in to the tubes and peacefully lying back and looking at the glow worms. Thank you to the loveliest and knowledgeable guides and for the pick me up hot drink in the depths of the cave.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This adventure is a must! Our guide Emma was Awesome! She was chatty, funny and full of knowledge about the caves! My partner and I brought his sister along and this was very out of her comfort zone but Emma made her feel pretty relaxed and she enjoyed it a lot. I was scared that it was going to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience overall and thoroughly recommended to anyone looking for a moderately challenging caving experience with a touch of glow worm intimacy. The guides were superb. Stefan and Will did a great job, and were both engaging and knowledgable. Facilities and equipment are also top notch. My teenage boys loved it. My wife is a little claustrophobic, but had no... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We absolutely loved the Tumu Tumu Toobing! It was an exciting and fun adventure and our guide was so knowledgable and experienced! He allowed us to have an amazing time but also ensured we were safe. The tour was great value for money and very well organised. The cave was outside of the areas that are accessible to the public... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our guide Anna was amazing. Safety, guiding, fun,adventure, loads of information was her forte. The water was 12° C. I usually feel the cold but the wetsuits were more than satisfactory. Our family had the most awesome time too quote our 14 year old. Staff at all level were fantastic. Well worth the expense and experience. Very impressed and can't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went on the Tumu Tumu Toobing adventure with Gareth and Kenny. Get ready to climb through tight spaces, jump of ledges, swim through underground pools and go on a relaxing floating tube ride while looking up at the spectacular glow worm displays. Gareth and Kenny were amazing guides who were there to lend a hand, provide some amazing facts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I booked the tour without having a clue what to expect. After arriving we were told some horror stories and had to fill out a medical form. Our guides Yuri and Stefan gave us a warm welcome and drove us up to the shed where we put on our wetsuits and rubber boots and started our short hike to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited and completed Tumo Tumo caving activity on Dec 30th with our family of four. Great location, unique experience and total fun for all the family. Fantastic guides that made us feel safe and allowed all to experience the wonder of the cave in true NZ style. Thanks Gareth and Kenny for your homour and the adventure. Regards The mob... More 

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