Waitomo Adventures Ltd

Waitomo Adventures Ltd

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Dennis

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very cool experience! Abesiling (100m) to the cave was super exciting, the tour to the cave was really fun! The guides were also very nice.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Thomas Klinting

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

So worth it. Brilliant way of experiencing the magnificent Waitomo Caves through 7 hours of abseiling, wading through underground rivers and climbing rocks in the caves.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Judit Van lanen

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Lost World Tour was absolutely brilliant. Did it with my 11 year old twins, they loved it. Very experienced and chatty guide. Stunning.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Mikulas and Dominika

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

We had two really cool guides, we have abseiling 100m down to the cabe, then walked inside for an hour, saw the glowworms and the via a ladder you go to back to the surface.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Jack Robinson

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

So good! Recommend this. They oversell the whole bones/fossils but the abseil and cave exploring is awesome.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Craig Forsyth

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic. Loved the gloworms!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in May 2016

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Franz Mesey

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Just marvelous

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Elizabeth Braidotti

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect way to end the trip, family owned cave trip, some cool knowledge learnt about a spectacular site to be seen!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Lea Behnem

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was incredible! We saw the glowworms, and enjoyed such wonderful hours down in the caves. I can recommend it!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Alex

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome four hour tour with a great guide. The 100m abseil is a great experience if you are not afraid of heights.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Devan Sheppard

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The best.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Stephanie Piou

France

Ranking: 8/10

Was a second choice, because Green Glow Eco Adventures was not available. Waitomo Adventures does not tailor for each group but offers a good variety of caving adventures. Professional guides (one was in training). Good that we were a small group (4, when the limit is 10).

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Nicolas Justin

France

Ranking: 7/10

Did the Haggas Honking Holes in a very small group. We did a lot of things in a few hours. We did rock climbing, but only because we were only four. Good guide, fun and experience. We were not allowed to take photos, only those from the guide could be purchased, and they were not so great. Even with a small group it was a bit fast and touristic.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Lieven De Vlaminck

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great fun in the Waitomo Caves! Excellent guide.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Nina Coopmans

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

We did the tubing, I expected a little bit more action. Staff was really friendly.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Katherine

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent two hours caving. Lots of fun, well organised and a friendly guide.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Ron

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience, lots of fun, great tour guides (Sara and Telli).

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Andy

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Did the 7 hours Epic Lost World Tour. Outstanding nature and cave experience, friendly and professional guides a great barbecue in the end. Highest security standards.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Birds Tubbs

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent, professional, safety conscious and friendly. The DVD of photos very reasonable - highly recommend it.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Schael

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lost World Tour. This tour is just amazing with small groups and very friendly guides!! You have to do it! They do not promise too much - it is legendary.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Bart Slingerland

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

The tubing adventure is really great. Wetsuits are warm enough. Two hours is just perfect, guides are friendly. It is adventurous, but also suitable for people who want just something more that a walk. It is worth it!!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ryan Pynappels

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

It was a great experience. Abseiling 100m down, walk through caves, see the glowworms and then up a ladder (113 steps!!) It is a thrill!!!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Alberto Redner

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best things I have done in my life.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Malena

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

awesome

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tobias Forst

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Caving Waitomo including Lost World 100m abseiling. Great experience, perfect organisation, breath-taking abseiling, but expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Sarah and Soren

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

We did the 'tumutumu toobing' tour. A really fun and exciting tour in the caves, worth the money.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Dozza

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We did the 7hour Lost World Epic and loved it. It was physically harder than I expected but that made it even more memorable. Would totally recommend this experience, you have to do it :)

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Laurent Pouvreau

France

Ranking: 10/10

The Lost World was just one of the best days ever, scenic, fun adrenaline, good guides, and a BBQ to finish off the day.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Nick Taylor

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly staff. The hightest absail in Waitomo and extremely knowledgeable staff made it a very enjoyable and fun experience.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Sarah James

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Abyss Tour - super amazing! A little bit of everything. Totally recommend!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Paap

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Caving (medium length) professional guides, good for anyone who can climb up 2 metres and is not afraid of the dark.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Steff

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience, different tours/packages available. See glow worms, do abseiling, some rock climbing in a fascinating underground world.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Luise Jaeger

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

You should know BEFORE that 'blackwater rafting' is NOT like whitewater rafting. Walking 3-4 hours through the caves, very cold water, hot drink and sweets, only 5 minutes in water paddling. Many glow worms.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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wannaraft

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We did the Ultimate Lost World experience and it was awesome! The guides were very friendly and professional. Some of the physical challenges were more than I expected but nothing that our entire group could not handle. This is something not be missed!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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elpo

Austria

Ranking: 6/10

We did the 100m abseil tour (4h) - the abseil was an awesome experience, the 30m lather climb was horrible, the guide was ok - overall a nice experience but too expensive!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in June 2010

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kempt

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Lost World is a 100m abseil into beautiful cave. Majestic views. I think the fitness required needs to be advertised better as the 30m ladder which needs to be climbed is hard if you have poor strength. But overall loved the experience.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Andy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The 100m Lost World abseil into the caves was awe inspiring stuff, as was getting in amongst the claustrophobic caves. It's great, but a bit on the pricy side.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Kay Beaumont

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience. Very hands on through caves and with the abseiling. Stray discount at the time again making it excellent value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sam Bishop

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We did the Lost World trip and absolutely loved it (although I did find it a bit challenging especially the abseiling). Our guides Eddie and Allan were fantastic, especially Eddie who was very patient and encouraging throughout the trip. Definitely worth it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jakob Pedersen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Went on the Hiaggis Honking Holes tour. A fun trip, but a lot of waiting with 9 people on the trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Johan

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Top guides, good changing rooms, good explanations could be a bit cheaper.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thomas Willi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

great people, 7m waterfall, very exciting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jess Pasos

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Waitomo lost world caves. Amazing. So beautiful and wonderful. If you're going to do it, do the 7hr epic. You wont regret it...

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Max Van der Zalm

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

First off, very safe, double check on everything. Second it's great! the silence ,glowworms and darkness is exciting

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jens van Evp

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly and skilled, the guys from H.H.H. take you on an adventure you will never forget!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Kasper

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic caving tour. An absolute must do for everyone

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Carolina Gonzalez

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Hoggas honking holes

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nikki Turner

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience, helpful guides. would have been nice to have a mix of tubing and caving but there are a wide range of available activities.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in June 2009

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Chance McGuire

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We did The Lost World adventure... it was great! The 100m abseil was great... beautiful views when you're on the ropes. Our guide, Jimmy, was very knowledgeable about the caves and its' inhabitants (eel, glowworms, weta)... he was like our own biologist. Thanks a bunch Jimmy! We never felt rushed, and the experience was very personal. I highly recommend this company.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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jennyb

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Lost World 100m abseil - great experience, good way of exploring the cave as you abseil first, then climb through the cave and then climb a 30m ladder. Other tours available too, not affordable for everyone but you get what you pay for - it's worth it!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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rosalindm

England

Ranking: 9/10

Enjoyable morning - exciting - challenging day. Swam, climbed, walked. Great hot shower after-wards.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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katesc

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really good experience. We had the only 2 female guides and they were really good. Excellent knowledge and lots of fun.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sejna

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great fun, felt very safe. Guide was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable and informative.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in May 2009

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michellew

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Lost World. Outstanding attraction! Extremely competent tour guides & safety conscious. Very memorable experience. I am looking forward to return to try other tours eg tumutumu toobing and haggis hongking holes.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Daniel

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Abseiling, nice guide.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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erikholland

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We did the tumo tumo toobing trip. Nice guides and very nice experience to see the glowworm while laying on your back in a tube :)

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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mariea

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Tumu Tumu Toobing - Great experience, but i thought it would be more exciting (it's not black water RAFTING)

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Krapels

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Did the 4-hour lost world tour - 100metre abseil, glow worms, caves, great views, cool & wicked guides.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Halley

United States

Ranking: 5/10

Nice tours but rushed through some parts. Like stalactite tours, glow worms tour could have been better.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Katie

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing. Very extreme, dangerous, amazing. Our guides Wayne & Mark were so much fun.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ian S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing. Nervous at top but at end I was so happy. Great trip & guides. So much fun.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Debbie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lots of fun, tour could of been longer.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kristy825

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The Lost World tour was amazing... the 100m abseil was definitely the best part, and the guide was great - would definitely recommend this experience to everyone!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Limor

Israel

Ranking: 6/10

The rafting wasn't good but the guide was excellent.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Prentner

Austria

Ranking: 6/10

Lost world tour was a good experience but too expensive.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Sonja

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Fun. Worth the money. Biggest abseiling at the beginning - would have been better last.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Bronagh Mcartan

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Really enjoyed it, no matter how silly we looked! Good hosts and a good price.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Tim

England

Ranking: 10/10

Expensive but the experience is so good I still give it a 10.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Meike Biel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Caving: Challenging, adventurous. Had never abseiled or climbed before.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Hendrik

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

It is expensive and short. It was not so special and I really expected more.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Sabrina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Quite expensive.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Peter Aston

England

Ranking: 5/10

Expensive for what it was. Overpriced and short.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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helga

Ranking: 9/10

the TumuTumu toobing tour was good fun and combines caving , blackwater rafting and glow worm sighting. Our guide was excellent.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Janne

Norway

Ranking: 8/10

Had a great day underground, abseiling and rockclimbing in Haggis Honkin Holes!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Melissa Steedman

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Really good! Water was freezing!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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gemma1

Ranking: 6/10

7hr epic - caves were amazing but guides lacked any enthusiasm and seemed bored, making the whole experience a wee bit lacklustre. For $400 surely a wee smile isn't too much to ask!!!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Francesco

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Guides OK but tour to short.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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MarkReid

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great! Epic 7hr trip - and a great BBQ at the end.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in May 2007

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David

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Haggas Honking Holes - abseiling through holes, through water, climbing rocks... Great value for money!!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Justin

England

Ranking: 8/10

Have done a couple of trips now and I rate the cheapest Tumatuma Toobing as the best value for money as you get everything you want.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Italy

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Good prize!!
Cheap is good....

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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JuanPablo

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lot's of different options you can do in the waitomo caves.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007