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Waitomo Adventures

654 Waitomo Caves Road | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Lost World 4hr Epic

My wife and I completed the Lost World tour today. It is as good as it looks pushing all kinds of... read more

Reviewed today
Bryan D
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Adventures underground!

The Haggas Honking experience was a highlight of our trip! Looking for a bit of adventure combined... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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 today via mobile

My wife and I completed the Lost World tour today. It is as good as it looks pushing all kinds of mental and physical boundaries in the safety possible way. Our guide was awesome! So passionate and knowledgeable about the region along with making us...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The Haggas Honking experience was a highlight of our trip! Looking for a bit of adventure combined with glow-worm sighting, we chose this experience and it is one we will never forget. Our guides, TK and Chao gave us an unforgettable experience and took some...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my highlights of new zealand! very good day tour worth every cent! had Chao and Craig as our guides who were a great laugh and had lots of knowledge on the caves and glowworms. Would 100% recommend this trip

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Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS WAS AWESOME. My husband and I visited Aotearoa for our honeymoon. We booked the Epic Lost World Cave Tour (the 7-8 hour one). The cave was gorgeous (what we could see of it when we werenʻt in the dark, hah). But, really though. To...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend did the Haggas Honking Holes tour - and it was the highlight of our 2 week NZ adventure trip. There was abseiling, glow worms, climbing (optional) and crawling through some tight spaces, all of which made an incredibly fun tour. Definitely...More

1  Thank Vas K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's awesome. I cant explain anymore. Awesome! I never forget it. Im not good at english. But dont worry, Teachers are very kind. I will come back here again to experience another program. Thao, T.K Thank you so much. See you later.

Thank 현구 윤
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 7-Hour Lost World is simply amazing! I"m 58, healthy, but have had my share of athletic injuries. Here's the skinny: If you're comfortable with water, and do ok in confined spaces, you'll do fine! It's a bit strenuous, so make sure your knees and...More

1  Thank jeffdisney
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Haggas Honking Holes tour and it was very fun. We'd wanted to do the black water rafting but it was unavailable due to high water levels in the caves, so we did Haggas Honking Holes instead. It was a lot more physical...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did lost world 4 hour tour and it was great!!! We did it on July 13th so we don't want to get wet in the cold. But this tour is all dry and it was great experience. You don't worry about growworm because we...More

Thank yukari m
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

We booked into the Troll Cave adventure tour on Saturday 14th July 2018 and were imediately greeted by friendly staff and a good feeling about the tour. We returned a short time later and met Peter – the tour guide for the experience. A short...More

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Ki R
27 July 2018|
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Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Both options include the same surreal 100m abseil and then initially explore through dry sections of the cave system ... The 4 Hr option now ascends to the surface using ladders & ledges through massive craggy vaults. In... More
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McTrampsALot
26 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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