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Address: 654 Waitomo Caves Road | 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:

This relatively gentle adventure takes you to NZ's prettiest piece of known...

This relatively gentle adventure takes you to NZ's prettiest piece of known cave.

Begins with 2 Abseils total 60m.

A dry trip suitable for adults & children.

Min age 12 yrs.

Journey to a huge underground chamber - just bristling with stalactites; stalagmites; flowstone and all manner of wonderful natural creations...then clip onto a flying fox (zip line) that will zing you part way across the main chamber.

Founded & Operated by local family for over 27 years. All equipment supplied. No experience required.

Qualmark and Outdoorsmark endorsed.

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Absolute Must See ! !

These caves are unbelievable. They are beautiful beyond belief, Add to the adventure 2 absails and a zip line into and thru the cave. The guides are great, you can tell they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These caves are unbelievable. They are beautiful beyond belief, Add to the adventure 2 absails and a zip line into and thru the cave. The guides are great, you can tell they love what they do, the respect of the natural beauty of the caves combined with there knowledge make these guys the best in the business. If you can... More 

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Thank Peter M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time going on the Black Abyss. The tour guides James and Harry were fantastic -professional and full of fun. The 5-hr activity went very quickly, starting from prep/suiting up, to finishing with well appreciated soup and bagel. In between we abseiled, zipped down in the dark, jumped into 14C cold water, black water rafting through the... More 

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Thank Ai Wei L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Only the locals know about this place so if you want to avoid the 'package holiday experience’ then this authentic Kiwi Waitomo experience is what you are looking for. The adventure starts with health and safety education before you learn to abseil. You don't need to be fit and an outdoors type to do this tour, but you will abseil,... More 

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Thank Craig G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great if you don't want to get wet doing the tubing, the abesiling is still really fun and the zipline is awesome - wish I could do it again. Def worth the time!

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Thank Grish068
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The knowledgeable and entertaining Chris and Will led us through this breathtaking taking experience. There is no need to be concerned about safety as instructions given are clear and there is an abseiling test run before you start. With 50ms of abseiling and a flying fox there were just enough thrills to satisfy. St Benedict's cavern was packed with beautiful... More 

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Thank Linda J
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My first ever trip into a cave, this was an amazing experience. Chris and Will, or guides were very knowledgeable and safety conscience, all in good humour. The 4 hours flew by but we look back on some fabulous sights, greatly helped by the photos that the guys took and then emailed to us 24 hours later. The experience of... More 

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Thank Bob D
Cape Conran, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Well organised and well prepared people. very professional team of people. Took us walking through an amazing cave, gave us lots of information, kept us safe and the gera was all check and in good condition. The experience was terrific well worth the cost. I felt safe and enjoyed the whole trip into the cave and learnt a lot.

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Thank cassmysis
newcastle nsw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

On a very wet day had a fantastic and interesting tour. the rappelling the ziplining in the dark (optional) the beauty of the formations was wonderful. the guides were helpful and informative but 'Fish' could do with some driving lessons after bogging the van in the mud! luckily with the help of some strong burly Aussies the van was freed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Fantastic tour! we had Fish and Emma, very knowledgable, relaxed and humorous tour guides. The tour advised to allow 4 hours to have it completed. We had so much fun that the 4 hours flew by. The zipline in true darkness was fantastic. Learnt a lot about stalactites and stalagmites. Felt very safe and secure at all times and no... More 

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Thank Jose F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing tour with lovely tour guides , had fun and was definitely worth it! Was about 4 hours and was more than I expected. Would love to go again for sure

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