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Waitomo Adventures

Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8778
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Amazing experience and really helpful staff

I had an amazing experience with Waitomo adventures back in November. After my tour coach was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
smiley100
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Absolutely incredible experience!

Our experience was absolutely amazing! Our adventure guide Craig was so nice and we absolutely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shelbi P
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Do New Zealand's longest rappel into the amazing Lost World sinkhole followed by exploration of dry levels of the cave system as you ascend back to the surface. Imagine being suspended freehanging on a very small string in this massive void, bouncing gently and turning in the mists as you pass weird plants clinging desperately to the sheer cliff faces. Look into upper levels of the cave and out to massive green cave formations growing at odd angles into the void. It's fantastic! Up to four people abseil alongside each other and can share the spectacle of one of the country's most special places. Your guide abseils alongside as you descent into the surreal chasm providing instruction; information and very reassuring safety backup. free photos are included so you can concentrate on safety & enjoying the experience. This is a boutique sustainable and unique experience exclusively provided by a local family business since 1987. Suits a wide range of individuals from 10 Yrs upwards and is intended for complete novices. No prior experience or super-strength required. Operator carries the highest quality and safety certifications.
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“lost world” (100 reviews)
“ladder climb” (18 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I had an amazing experience with Waitomo adventures back in November. After my tour coach was delayed getting there meaning I missed my Lost World Epic tour, they managed to re-book me so that I could do the Tumo Tumo and Lost world 4 hour...More

Thank smiley100
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our experience was absolutely amazing! Our adventure guide Craig was so nice and we absolutely loved our 4 Hour lost world adventure. Would 100% recommend it to anyone who is looking for a little adventure and isnt intimidated by heights or climbing!

Thank Shelbi P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Many thanks to Luke, Chris and Kieran who made us overcome all of our fears and made the abseiling and caving experience easy and memorable one for us especially our 10-yr old! I wouldn't have done it if I didn't jump in and tried. The...More

Thank Aisha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the TumuTumu Toobing in the morning and had a private tour with a tour guide just for ourself. Awesome! We choose this tour because it as a little bit of everything we wanted. We are sport climbers so abseiling is no that much...More

Thank AnjaLuang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a couple, and I’m not so brave and adventurous but this experience was awesome and completely safe! We strongly recommend it!

Thank laura_cristoferi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and very competent staff. We've booked the 4 h tour and came by in their office the day before to ask if it was possible to change to the 7 h tour. They've managed very well to rearrange their plans so that we could....More

Thank JayDee100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We joined the Waitomo Adventures group for their glow worm kayaking tour. The team was great. We drove to the lake we set off on around 7pm and slowly made our way to the Glow worming caves. The guides make sure everyone is able to...More

Thank amanda_9187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience E2E. Just be careful if your English is not very good or if it is a little rusty...you'll suffer that part. Besides that, the whole experience worth the price, the people are wonderful, they're very kind (as everybody in NZ). I recommend the...More

Thank Eduardo B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the The 4 Hour Lost World and what an experience. WOW! When you arrive at the meeting centre there is a medical form you need to fill out, then relax and wait for the tour to start, which is a 20min bus ride...More

Thank SAMIR74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 7hr Epic Lost World tour on 14.11.17 and it was AMAZING. The staff we so friendly from the get go and ensured we were very safe at all times. We just had the best day ever, thank you so much to TK...More

Thank Kelly M
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MLE1973
18 October 2016|
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Response from Rebecca N | Reviewed this property |
Could you go bush walking for a few hours? Probably about the same level of fitness as you'd need for that. You're only underground for part of the 4hrs, but down there you're climbing over and around huge rocks and up a... More
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Manny F
7 February 2016|
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Response from tsaojam | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. There were a few individual travelers in our group.
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Gwenlee1234
14 March 2015|
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Response from WaitomoAdventures | Property representative |
Yes - there is a minimum age of 10 years. Other related information can be viewed under the "Safety Overview" Tab of our website.
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