waitomo caves - lost world cave tour

TumuTumu Toobing


Waitomo Adventure Centre

654 Waitomo Caves Rd,
Waitomo 3977

0800 WAITOMO (0800 924866)



This 2 hour caving adventure combines the best elements of blackwater rafting, climbing, caving and tubing through distinctive sections of the spectacular TumuTumu Cave.

See thousands of glowworms, stalactites and all sorts of incredible rock formations. Walk, wade; swim & tube through the famous TumuTumu Cave.

Blackwater Rafting is not like white water rafting. It's much gentler and you use car inner tubes not white water rafts. A wide range of people can do it. Your wetsuit gives you lots of flotation so you don't have to be a good swimmer. You will however get completely wet! All equipment is supplied and a high ratio of well trained guides.

Allow 4 hrs for this trip (approx 2 hrs actually underground). 

Book in your Stray Mate app for a special discount!



All equipment including boots; wetsuits; helmets; lights; and FREE photos!

What to bring

Bring swimsuit or shorts; thick long socks; towel; stuff for a shower afterwards. 

About Waitomo Adventures

Waitomo Adventures is New Zealand's premier adventure caving operator, providing underground thrills and amazement since 1987. There are five options to choose from, each with their own style and action. You can go blackwater rafting in the TumuTumu cave; Abseil 100m into the spectacular Lost World cavern or get yourself flushed down the weird and wonderful Haggas Honking Holes.

These caves are remarkable offering lots of fun; spectacular cave formations; fun challenges as well as excellent displays of the famous NZ glowworm.

A lot of effort has gone into protecting the caves and they have been kept as close as possible to their original untouched form. You can feel like you are the first explorers entering this fantastic underground realm.

These trips are great to do with your mates off the Stray Bus and you will received FREE photos to enjoy afterwards! No prior experience required. Safety assured.

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