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Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes

At times likened to being flushed down a hole on a rope this caving expedition packs a lot into only four hours - you'll encounter abseils (often in waterfalls), rock climbs, unique limestone formations and get up close to glowworms while exploring this fantastic cave system.

Highlights

  • Waitomo’s most intense action adventure
  • A 30 metre abseil to enter the cave system plus two phenomenal waterfall abseils
  • Rock climbing challenges
  • Beautiful delicate cave formations and Glow worm display
  • Two guides, max 10 clients
  • Free personalised photos
  • Great winter trip - cave never floods

Are you up for Waitomo's most intense Action Adventure?

Haggas Honking Holes is fast-paced and packed with excitement and adventure.

At times likened to being flushed down a hole on a rope, this caving expedition packs a lot into only four hours - you'll encounter abseils (often in waterfalls), rock climbs, unique limestone formations and get up close to glowworms while exploring this fantastic cave system.

Full equipment and training are provided so no prior experience is necessary to enjoy Haggas Honking Holes. Participants should, however, be fit and brave.

There's no swimming required but you're definitely going to get wet! This is a great winter trip, the cave never floods!

Waitomo Adventures are a consistent Certificate of Excellence Winner with Trip Advisor and are ranked the number 1 attraction in the area with a 5-star rating - Come and see for yourself why this is a must-do attraction in an experience that will remain with you forever

Photography: Personalised photos are provided to clients via the internet at no extra charge. No client photography equipment is permitted. Please inquire if you require a private photography tour.

Location: 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo 

Fitness Test: If the guide(s) on the day have any doubt about a client’s fitness they may ask them to prove it by completing a fitness-test. One quick and simple test we may use is “to step up and down a 20 cm (8 inches) step not less than 45 times in 60 seconds”. We strongly recommend clients complete this test before they book their activity and before they travel to Waitomo. Clients may also be requested to submit to breath-testing for alcohol or other drugs. Where appropriate, guides may at their sole discretion cancel a departure or remove an unsuitable client from a departing trip for any safety-related reason.

Pregnancy: We do not recommend abseiling ( rappelling ) during the 1st and 3rd trimester due to the need to wear a tight-fitting harness across your waist during the abseil.

All pregnant clients wishing to participate in one of our adventure options must provide a medical certificate from their General Medical Practitioner confirming that they are fit for abseiling ( rappelling ) and caving.

This policy is required for us to comply with the NZ Adventure Safety Regulations.

Adult $195.00

What's included

  • 5mm Wetsuit, gumboots and all specialist caving gear.
  • Hot showers provided before heading back to Waitomo.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • Minimum 2 participants per trip. Singles waitlisted to confirm.

    Minimum Age: 15 Years. All children 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or mature adult known to the child and aged 18 years and older.

    Group sizes: 10 people max (Larger group format also available).

  • What to Bring: Please bring swimwear, shower items, towel, and thick socks that cover the ankle.

Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 13 Nov
Thu 14 Nov
Fri 15 Nov
Sat 16 Nov
Sun 17 Nov
Mon 18 Nov
Tue 19 Nov

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$195.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$136.50

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$195.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$195.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$136.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$156.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$195.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$117.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$97.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$156.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$156.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Max from Germany wrote on 03 December 2018

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Amazing Tour!

We were so lucky that we had a private tour, it was an amazing, adventurous experience!

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GEMMA from United Kingdom wrote on 10 April 2019

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Best activity in New Zealand

We spent 3 weeks in North and South island and this was the best activity we did. A small group of just 2 of us got the chance to squeeze through tiny gaps and duck underwater to get through certain places all whilst being in an environment covered in glow worms. It was an excellent mix of scenic and scary. We had Chan and Luke guiding us and they even let us do extra challenges again because we enjoyed them so much. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

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Nolan Curry from Canada wrote on 01 November 2019

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Best caving adventure we’ve ever done!

Repelling down waterfalls and sitting amongst glow worms, was amazing. The tour guides, Ian and Kenny were fun and informative. It’s a big underground play area for adults. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone seeking a bit of a challenge and looking to get soaking wet in a cave!

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Dominic from Canada wrote on 28 October 2019

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way better than expected

Everyone we interacted with we friendly and helpful from the cafe staff, to check-in, to guides. Kenny and Joel were amazing guides. Even though we were the only booking and at the end of the day, they still gave us the full tour. They took care to explain and show us all sorts of details down there. They made sure we were safe while doing challenging rock climbs. They took photos and we just very nice people. Thank you so much.

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Jan Lostak from Czech Republic wrote on 03 October 2019

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Awesome caving adventure

Great experience! * The guides were very professional and pleasant at the same time. * The trip felt challenging but also safe. * The cave was the most beautiful yet that we have seen in NZ and the abseils in the waterfall were really cool - that is something we probably cant do anywhere else and will stay in our memmory for a long time. * The company really seem to value the clients and does not just want the money. Our trip went ahead even if we were just people and there were 2 guides. * I havent done the other trips that Waitomo Adventures offer but we chose HHH as it seemed the most fun and most action and also I really love caves with a running stream (for example Cave stream on the South island) and it was a great decision. Really really recommend!

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