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Adventure Cave Tours – Stream Caves

Black water rafting really put Waitomo back onto the map in the late 1980′s. The humble tyre inner tube became the cornerstone of an entire industry developed right here at Waitomo – look in the trip descriptions to see if black water rafting is included!

These caving trips are not your average walk in the park. They involve swimming, crawling through passages, jumping off waterfalls, and some trips require rope descents.

You will get completely wet, but your guides will supply all necessary training and specialist equipment like headlamps, helmets, harnesses and wetsuits.

You definitely need to bring a spirit for adventure, strength and endurance, your swimwear, a towel, and for some trips – a nice thick pair of woollen socks.

After your cold water adventure, you’ll be pleased that all trips provide hot showers at the end.


Cave World

Tube It

  • Allow 2 hours
  • Blackwater rafting
  • Glowworms
  • One waterfall jump
  • One waterslide
  • Cave exploring
  • Hot showers and drink afterwards
  • Photo viewing at base
Per Adult: $124
Child / Students / YHA Card holders / Groups of 4+: $110

Maximum Group Size: 12
Minimum age or weight: 10 years old or 36kgs
Standard Trip Times: 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm (additional tours maybe available in busy periods)
You will need: Swimsuit and towel
Photography permitted: Yes (camera must be waterproof) and you can also purchase photos of your trip

Book this cave tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

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Kiwi Cave RaftingKiwi Cave RaftingKiwi Cave Rafting

  • Allow 5 hours
  • Abseil 27 metres
  • Blackwater Rafting
  • Glowworms
  • Rock climbing
  • Cave exploring
  • Tight squeezes (optional)
  • If worried about the cold drysuits an option instead of wetsuits
  • Hot individual showers and soup afterwards
  • Photo viewing at base
Per Person: $225.  Waitomo i-SITE special price $155

Maximum Group Size: 6
Minimum age and weight: 12 years old and 45kgs
Standard Trip Times: 9am, 10am, 2pm and 3pm
You will need: Swimsuit, towel and spare socks
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

Black AbyssBlack AbyssBlack Abyss

  • Allow 5 hours
  • Abseil 37 metres
  • Blackwater Rafting
  • Waterfall climbs and jumps
  • Cave exploring
  • Rock climbing
  • Flying fox (zipline)
  • Glowworms
  • Squeezes
  • Hot shower with soup and bagels afterwards
  • Photo viewing at base
Per Person: $225

Maximum Group Size: 8
Minimum age and weight: 16 years old and 45kgs
Standard Trip Times: 9am and 2pm (additional tours maybe available in busy periods)
You will need: Swimsuit and towel
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

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

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Black LabyrinthBlack Labyrinth

  • Allow 3 hours
  • Blackwater rafting
  • Cave exploring
  • Two waterfall jumps
  • Glowworms
  • Hot showers and soup afterwards
  • Photo viewing at base
Per person: $125

Maximum Group Size: 12
Minimum age and weight: 12 years old and 45kgs
Standard Trip Times: 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm (additional tours maybe available in busy periods)
You will need: Swimsuit and towel
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

Book this tour and receive admission into Waitomo Museum for $2.50 per adult (children 14 and under are free).

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Waitomo Adventures

Haggas Honking Holes

  • Allow 4 hours
  • Three abseils including one down a waterfall
  • Squeezes (optional)
  • Rock climbing
  • Spider walking
  • Cave exploring
  • Glowworms
  • Hot showers afterwards
Per Person: $260
Early Bird Special: $208 (must be booked with us 12 hours in advance and is non-refundable)

Maximum Group Size: 10
Minimum age: 15 years old
Standard Trip Times: 10am and 2.30pm
You will need: Swimsuit and towel
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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Lost World 7 Hour Epic

  • Allow 7 hours
  • 100 metre abseil
  • Cave exploring
  • Swimming
  • Waterfall jumps and squeezes
  • Optional rock climbing
  • Packed underground lunch
  • BBQ dinner once emerged from the cave
Per Person: $490
Early Bird Special: $392 (must be booked with us 12 hours in advance and is non-refundable)

Maximum Group Size: 8
Minimum age: 15 years old
Standard Trip Times: 10am
You will need: Swimsuit, a towel and thick socks.
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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Tumutumu Toobing

  • Allow 4 hours
  • Blackwater rafting
  • Tight squeezes (optional)
  • Glowworms
  • Cave exploring
  • Hot showers afterwards
Per Person $180
Early Bird Special: $144 (must be booked with us 12 hours in advance and is non-refundable)
Holiday Special (valid to 31 August 2014 subject to availability).  Adults $90; Children (12-18 years) $60.  Proof of age must be provided at check in and children must have at least one caregiver in attendance.

Maximum Group Size: 12
Minimum age and weight: 12 years old and 40kgs
Standard Trip Times: 10am and 2.30pm (additional tours maybe available in busy periods)
You will need: Swimsuit and towel
Photography permitted: No, but you may purchase photos of your trip

Also includes: Free admission into Waitomo Museum

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