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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: 654 Waitomo Caves 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 $275.00

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration 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 April 24 to April 30

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2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$275.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$275.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$137.50

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$192.50

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$275.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$137.50

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$137.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$192.50

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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Claire from New Zealand wrote on 13 November 2015

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Safe and fun!

We had a very good time on this adventure led by friendly and professional guides. Security is their priority, they are very strict on checking equipment and making sure you follow instructions. That made me feel very confident. It is a little challenging if you don't have prior experience with caving and abseiling, but not really difficult. In total you spend about two hours underground. We were with a group of three which was perfect, with a bigger group we would have had to wait much more in between activities.

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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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Stephanie from United States wrote on 27 March 2019

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Great afternoon underground

Simply wonderful caving tour to experience. Guides were wonderful and attentive, felt safe the whole time. Tour is active and encorporates absailing, waterfalls, climbing, and scrambling through and under the rocks. Would definately recommend!

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Elaine Troutbeck from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2019

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Best day ever

Organised this for my daughter and her boyfriend, they weren't sure if I had picked what they wanted. Turns out it was the highlight of their holiday. Absolutely loved it, guides were amazing

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