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

Waitomo's most concentrated underground action. Do a series of abseils...

Waitomo's most concentrated underground action. Do a series of abseils mostly in waterfalls, rockclimbing, spiderwalking and ladders as you explore this crazy beautiful cave.

See stalactites and stalagmites; columns and glowworms.

If you want a comprehensive fix of adrenalin & lots of fun - this is it!

No prior experience required. All training & equipment is supplied.

Allow 4 hrs (approx 2 hrs actually underground).

Operator has over 27yrs of safe operation.

Activity is Qualmark and Outdoorsmark endorsed.

Min age 15 yrs.

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Fantastic Experience!

I hadn't really known what to expect but this experience surpassed all expectations! It was more physical then I had anticipated but it was fantastic, the abseiling, climbing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Emily S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't really known what to expect but this experience surpassed all expectations! It was more physical then I had anticipated but it was fantastic, the abseiling, climbing, scurrying through the water..even submerging completely at some parts. It was really great made all the better for my tour only having three people on it and our two guides were great!... More 

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Thank Emily S
Hawera, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really action-packed adventure. Something new, different and unexpected around every corner. I love that it fits abseiling, caving, glow-worms and water-fun into one trip. And the guides were great. Just good genuine kiwi fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this tough with Waitomo Adventures and it was fantastic. Emma and Chow were our guides and did a really nice job. It's a very adventurer worthy 4 hours and you'll be repelling down several rock walls and waterfalls. Not for the faint of heart!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were recommended Haggas Honking Holes by a friend and we weren't disappointed...in fact it exceeded our already high expectations! 3 abseils plus walking, crawling, manouvering your way through the caves, rock climbing up a cave wall, seeing the mesmerising glow worms light up the darkness, learning all about the caves themselves, even a drink and chocolate bar is thrown... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I cannot recommend this trip enough if you are wanting to add excitement to your glow-worm experience. I felt as if I was at home during the whole excursion. Craig and Nathan did a fantastic job teaching us the basics we needed to know (and there are plenty of safeguards in case you struggle with what they teach you), and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I enjoyed a lot and so so much. I got a guided tour through the Glowworm Caves , it is really worth. Those population of glowworms is so beautiful I think can be found only here. Boat ride under the worms is breathtaking it is really worth. Thank you for the wonderful experience! love kisses hugs!!!

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Thank Z7425IIemilyc
WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes, responded to this review

Mistaken Identity. It appears you may have confused our very sporty and fun adventure with the sedate old Glowworm Cave in Waitomo (not ours). The difference is that one is a leading New Zealand fun-filled adventure and has abseiling in waterfalls; rock climbing; and full-on caving, whilst the other has concrete paths; handrails; a CO2 monitor and...a little boat. One... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Our original tour with another outfit got cancelled due to flooding but they were kind enough to direct us to this group. Craig and Tee were incredible guides who had our well-being foremost and still managed to humor, inform, and engage us every inch of the wet and wild way. Although a bit intimated by the adventure these two kept... More 

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West Liberty, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

My group had signed up for the tubing activity, but the caves we would be going in were too high due to recent rains so they "upgraded" up to this one. The leaders are great and help you whenever you have any problems and definitely try to encourage you and make you feel better. If you enjoy climbing, going through... More 

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WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. The "upgrade" you were offered at no extra charge was very genuine i.e. the Haggas Honking Holes usually retails for about 40% more than the TumuTumu ToObing trip that was flooded. We feel good about the fact that when the cave is flooded we can offer an alternative to clients - who may have driven a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing adventure for anyone. Be prepared for a couple of hours packed with adrenaline, absailing, mud-crawling and beautiful caves, glowies and fossiles in rocks. Worth every penny!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

What a great day out. Not only do you get to see and experience the wonders of the Wartime caves, and glow worms but you get to climb, abseil, swim, jump and generally have a good old. Well worth the money. Do it. Bring socks.

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