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Adventure Cave Tours – You stay dry

Imagine descending a rope into an amazing subterranean world, and exploring a part of the planet where many people never venture.

These caving trips require a bit of fitness, strength and endurance, but you’ll forget all about any effort involved – and the world above – once you descend into the dark.

Your guides will supply all necessary training and specialist equipment like headlamps, helmets, harnesses and overalls to complete these trips.

You just need to bring a spirit for adventure and wear appropriate sports/outdoor clothing that wicks moisture away from your skin.


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Glowing Adventure Eco-Tour 

  • Allow 3 hours
  • Multiple glowworm displays with the opportunity to get up close
  • Native bush walk, cave exploring, climbing over boulders and up hills
  • Wading through streams
  • No concrete paths, handrails or electric lights
  • Photography permitted
  • Small group size and personalised tour
  • 20 minute self-drive from Waitomo Village
  • Tours not suitable for elderly or anyone with mobility issues as involve walking through streams and over rocks
  • Reasonable level of fitness required

Per Person: $159 discount if booked with Waitomo i-SITE – $129 (children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian)

Maximum Group Size: 8 people
Minimum age: 11 years
Standard Trip Times: 8:30am , 11:30am and 2pm
You will need: Small camera
Provided: All equipment / clothing, shower and drink after tour

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Glowing Adventures Private Tour

  • For private groups
  • Same tour as standard Glowing Adventures eco-tour

$799 for a group of up to 8

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Glowing Adventures Photography Tour

  • Private tours for 2 – 4 people
  • Take your time and photograph some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery
  • Bring your photography equipment

$299 per person for two people then $149 for each additional person

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Waitomo Adventures

Lost World 4 Hour

  • Allow 4 hours
  • 100m abseil
  • Cave exploring
  • Glowworms
  • 30m ladder climb out
Per Person: $405
Early Bird Special: $324 (must be booked with us 12 hours in advance and is non-refundable)

Maximum Group Size: 8
Minimum age: 10 years old
Standard Trip Times: 10am and 2.30pm
You will need: Shorts or pants and T-shirt (to wear under overalls) NO JEANS
Photography permitted: No, but you receive free photos emailed to you or put into dropbox

Book this tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult.

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St Benedict’s Cavern

  • Allow 3.5 hours
  • Two abseils – adding to a total of 40 metres
  • Formations
  • 30 metre flying fox (zip-line)
  • Cave exploring
  • Leisurely paced trip
Per Person: $215
Early Bird Special: $172 (must be booked with us 12 hours in advance and is non-refundable)

Maximum Group Size: 8
Minimum age: 12 years old
Standard Trip Times: 10am and 2.30pm
You will need: Loose comfortable clothing (to wear under overalls) NO JEANS. Thick socks (optional)
Photography permitted: No, but you receive free photos emailed to you or put into dropbox

Book this tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult.

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Lost World Through The Windows

Lost World Through the Windows tyrolean

  • Allow 4 hours (2 hours in cave)
  • Enter via a stairway which clings to the overhanging cliff wall.
  • Walk through native bush to the ‘window’
  • Two tyrolean’s (type of flying fox/zipline)
  • Glowworms
  • Cave exploring

Per Person: $215
Early Bird Special: $172 (must be booked with us 12 hours in advance and is non-refundable)

Maximum Group Size: 8
Minimum age: 10 years old
Standard Trip Times: 10am and 2.30pm
You will need: Shorts or pants (no jeans) and t.shirt (to wear under overalls)
Photography permitted: No, but you receive free photos emailed to you or put into dropbox

Book this tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult.

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Legendary Black Water Rafting

Black Odyssey

  • Allow 5 hours
  • Flying Fox
  • Glowworms
  • Minimal Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Cave Exploring
  • High Ropes
  • Spider Walking
  • Challenging Passages
Per Person: $189
   

Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum Weight: 120kg
Minimum age: 16 years old
Standard Trip Times: 10am and 2pm
You will need: T-shirt, shorts and socks

Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

2 tests to be completed before the trip.  A ‘fit’ test and participants to blow under 150mg per litre in a ‘breath’ test

Book this tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult.

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