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Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu Toobing

654 Waitomo Caves Rd | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Unique Experience with the best Tour Guides!

We visited the caves last weekend with a big group of people. Our tour guides were very nice, you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Scary but amazing

I did this with a group last weekend, and even though I was really scared I found it really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
letitcia s
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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. FREE PHOTOS OF YOUR TRIP SENT BY INTERNET
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
654 Waitomo Caves Rd | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7788
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the caves last weekend with a big group of people. Our tour guides were very nice, you could tell they love their job and had fun while showing people the incredible nature under the ground of New Zealand. Juri and Chao took the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this with a group last weekend, and even though I was really scared I found it really amazing! Juri and Choa were amazing and helped me through it when I was to scared to finish it. I recommend this tour if you're not...More

Thank letitcia s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 9am trip with TK and we can’t speak highly enough of how awesome our adventure was. As the only people booked into the trip TK gave us lots of time in the cave >2hours and definitely catered to our level. Highlights include...More

Thank Bridget M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

it was amazing this activity, when I booked I had not understood well what was this activity, however I don't regret to choose tumu-tumu activity, was cold, hard, scared doing rapel inside a cave with freezing water fall even though it was fantastic, amazing I...More

Thank Yumi2014
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We did this trip in October 2017 as a family of 5 with kids of 16, 21 and 23. Guides Emma and Yuri were lovely and knew their stuff. Our family included 2 with intellectual disability, but Emma and Yuri took it all in their...More

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Well organised, thouroly unjoyed the tour. TK the guide kept us well informed on all aspects of the caves throughout the trip and able to provide additional challenges for the teenage daughters.

Thank davepelch345
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Our guide Tk made everything positive and provided us with lots of good information about glow worms and the different structures we saw throughout the cave. During the experience we were provided with chocolate and warm drinks at a perfect time when we needed a...More

Thank Nataliegrp
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Had a great time with the two of us and our guide, TK. The cave was absolutely amazing and TK had a lot of knowledge about glowworms and cave formations.

Thank Corina G
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Easily one of the highlights of my recent trip to New Zealand. Great tour guides (Juri and Kenny) and a small group (only two others on this tour with my friend and I) added to what was a great all around experience. The walk to...More

Thank SnowAxe77
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Did the tuubing; water levels were at the maximum so it was perhaps more exhilarating than usual - very fast water and a different(squeezy!) route out - our guide, Kenny, was excellent, the kit supplied was more than adequate as were the facilities (changing, showers,...More

Thank jack c
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7 January 2017|
Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
We have some discretion with these criteria. If the water remains low and your son is a confident swimmer then we are ok to accept him.
4 July 2016|
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Response from TravelTheW0rld03 | Reviewed this property |
I am not 100% sure but I think it goes all year round. Are you going during the New Zealand summer or winter? Sorry for the late response.