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Experience the world of Waitomo Caving Adventures

Waitomo Caving Adventure Tours, New Zealand

What is the Experience?

In the heart of Waitomo, this spectacular 100metre abseil and dry caving adventure is not for the faint-hearted. Through eerie mists, you’ll descend, free hanging, into a seemingly bottomless void. From the cave floor, take in the pre-historic oligocene setting as you explore massive vaults, glowworms, gigantic flowstone formations and caverns.

Hear the roar of the Mangapu river echoing through the caverns. Traverse ledges covered with spagatites (strange green plants growing out the walls) and continue on to the ‘Spider Hole,’ where you'll emerge into a jungle, reminiscent of Burma.

The feeling of personal accomplishment when you arrive on the surface is overwhelming and believe us - you’ll want to do it all over again!

Where is it located?

Located at 654 Waitomo Caves Road in Waitomo Caves the Waikato region. This is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Auckland.

Who would enjoy this?

Families with older children over 10 years of age and groups of friends looking to pull off some Tom Cruise Stunts. The caves offer an environment explorers can tune out the electronic age and tune into their own real and ancient feelings.

Interesting fact?

Almost 30 years ago (1987) Nick Andreef founded the operation when he pioneered excursions through the fantastic Lost World Cave system. The company is still owned and operated by the same family who makes Waitomo Adventures the longest running cave operation under the same management in the Waitomo region.