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Waitomo Caves Adventure from Auckland or Rotorua

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Waitomo Caves Adventure from Auckland or Rotorua

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the thrill of black-water rafting and caving in a safe yet challenging environment. Choose among several exhilarating underground adventures at Waitomo Caves. Accompanied by an expert guide, you can go cave tubing among glowworms, rappel down into the labyrinth, or do both. Prepare for a one-of-a-kind tour with an option to suit any adventurous spirit. Travel round-trip from either Auckland or Rotorua, with hotel pickup available.
  • Waitomo Caves underground adventure
  • Go cave tubing and/or rappelling into the caverns
  • Gaze in awe at the pinprick lights of glowworms
  • Opt for round-trip transport from Auckland or Rotorua
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Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off and other meeting points by arrangement including private addresses in the central metropolitan area
Local taxes
Local guide for caving sector
Wet Suit if you have chosen wet adventure
No meals included
Bring your own towel
Personal expenses and gratuities
6:30 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We also pickup from any central Rotroua accomodation We only go to the hotels/accomodation which are booked for that day. We also offer a subsidised shuttle service for people staying our of the city centre to bring them to meet the tour coach. Please liaise with us re where you are to be picked up. It is essential you get in contact with this information as soon as possible. Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person, Unfortunately we are not able to list Rotorua hotels - but we do pickup from, all central hotel - please contact us with the details once you have confirmed your booking
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult - weight and age restrictions apply
  • Please be sure to appropriately choose the adventure you want
  • Child prices are the same as adult prices for these adventures
  • Activities not suitable for infants - Infants must be in the care of an adult and can not go into the caves
  • Bring a swim suit and towel with you - Wet suits are provided if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DenbarNZ Ltd ( Trading as FlexiToursNZ )
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Waitomo Caves Adventure from Auckland or Rotorua?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Waitomo Caves Adventure from Auckland or Rotorua.

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Traveler Tips

  • "The guides are great and make sure you are safe with training and advice while you are actually doing all the activities yourself." See review


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Fantastic adventure!
, Mar 2020
This was an amazing experience! Our guides were excellent and made sure that everyone had a great time while making our way safely through the cave.
So Exciting and Fun!
, Jan 2020
This adventure was everything I hoped it would be. A variety of methods to get through this cave makes this a unique experience. The guides are great and make sure you are safe with training and advice while you are actually doing all the activities yourself. The glow worms are spectacular, so surreal is this adventure. The time goes by quicker than you think because you’re having so much fun.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thankyou for your great review! I’m glad you enjoyed our Waitomo caves tour. It defiantly is a spectacular experience full of excitement. Kind regards, Serhan
Great handling in poor weather
Pamela F
, Jun 2019
Our original cave adventure was rained out, and this company did a wonderful job of accommodating each individual in the group accordingly. They provided an alternate, equally challenging and exciting tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! Sorry to hear the cave you wanted was rained out but great to hear the team could help you with an alternative that still gave you a great experience. All the best with the rest of your travels. Regards, Daniel
My 20 year old daughter and her BFF...
Gary L
, Aug 2018
My 20 year old daughter and her BFF went on this tour while me and my wife went to Hobbiton. The tour group did a great job organizing and coordinating the different tours and arranged it so we could travel to and from Auckland with my daughter. My daughter absolutely loved this adventure. She's been in many caves and was so excited when she was done with this tour. She said, this was the only way to explore caves.
Great fun in the Abyss and the...
, Mar 2018
Great fun in the Abyss and the guides are great offering assistance if required, but try to allow you to do everything by yourself. My partner is not a good swimmer but not a problem. If you are after a little action to break up the sight seeing then give this a try for sure.
It was very wonderful experience in...
Zheng X
, Jan 2018
It was very wonderful experience in Waitomo Caves. But I booked 4 hours Adventures, I think I just stayed in the Caves 2 hours.
great tour... highly recommended for...
Alia L
, Mar 2017
great tour... highly recommended for those who love adventure
This was a truly exciting activity...
Amanda S
, Apr 2016
This was a truly exciting activity with guides that showed endless patience and took precise care of all the participants. Nothing phased the guides and they made sure everyone enjoyed themselves, had a sense of achievement and got through!
This was simply awesome..... Loved...
, Dec 2015
This was simply awesome..... Loved the experience, and would recommend to anyone with a sense of adventure!
I chose Black Abyss. A...
Gjermund Å
, Dec 2015
I chose Black Abyss. A fantastic trip underground. Exciting, with abseiling, zip line in the dark, glow worms, water, swimming, narrow passages. A bit of everything.

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