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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.


Glowing AdventuresGlowing Adventures

  • Allow 2.5 – 3 hours (approx 2 hours underground)
  • Two caves and three glowworm displays (and opportunity to get up close)
  • Native bush walk and cave exploring, climbing over boulders and up hills
  • Wading through streams
  • No concrete paths, handrails or electric lights
  • Small group size and personalised tour
  • Shower and drink after tour
  • Located a 20 minute self drive from Waitomo Village

Per Person: $129 discount if booked with Waitomo i-SITE – $99 (children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian)

Maximum Group Size: 6 people
Minimum age: 13 years
Standard Trip Times: 9:30am and 1:00pm
You will need: Small camera
Provided: All equipment / clothing provided
Photography permitted: Yes

NOTE: The one trip in this section where no abseiling is involved.

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Waitomo Adventures

Lost World 4 Hour

  • Allow 4 hours
  • 100m abseil
  • Cave exploring
  • Glowworms
  • 30m ladder climb out
Per Person: $360
Early Bird Special: $288 (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

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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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: $190
Early Bird Special: $152 (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

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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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: $185 
   

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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Kiwi Cave Rafting

Kiwi Caving – Only available April – October

  • 27 metre abseil into the cave
  • Glowworms
  • Dry cave exploring
  • 20 metre beginner rock climb exit
  • Soup afterwards
  • Photo viewing at base
Per Person: $150. Book with Waitomo i-SITE and receive 20% discount ($120)

Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum Weight: 45kg
Standard Trip Times: Morning and afternoon departures available
You will need: Comfortable clothes, NO JEANS
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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