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Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes

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Waitomo's most concentrated action includes abseils (often in waterfalls), rock climbs, unique limestone formations and get up close to glowworms while exploring this fantastic cave system.

Waitomo's most concentrated action includes 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.

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.

No prior experience is necessary. Participants should, however, be moderately 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: FREE photos are provided to clients via the internet. No client photography equipment is permitted.

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.

Per Person $220.00

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

Location

  • Waitomo adventure Centre. 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo

Notes

  • Important: Discount bookings cancelled by you the customer are strictly non-refundable. Discount bookings cancelled well in advance (48hrs+) may at the operator's sole discretion be eligible for a return voucher to enjoy the activity at another date.

    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 24 Feb to 8 Mar 2024

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  • Per Person$175.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$220.00

  • Per Person$175.00

  • Per Person$220.00

  • Per Person$175.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$220.00

  • Per Person$220.00

  • Per Person$220.00

  • Per Person$220.00

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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Francine from Canada wrote on 12 November 2023

Exceeded all expectations!

This was such amazing experience! I had a feeling it would be good, but honestly it was GREAT! It was bit more physically demanding than I expected but in the best way. Found it challenging and exciting to face some fears and am better off for it! Also bonus Whittaker’s chocolate in the cave for the win. They provided photos which was also super cool!

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From Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes

Thanks so much Francine for your generous review - which is much appreciated ! Yes indeed - The Haggas Honking Holes is Waitomo's most concentrated action and the one to do if you want to push your boundaries a bit. All power to you !

Christine Breidahl from New Zealand wrote on 13 August 2023

Awesome experience!!

Awesome experience! The guides were great, very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The caves are spectacular! Highly recommend this trip 😊

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Thanks so much Christine! Your generous words are much appreciated. ....and congratulations for taking on this sporty and challenging adventure! :)

ritziv from Germany wrote on 31 March 2023

Do it :)

Doing this tour was a pleasure. We had a lot of fun. We would book this tour again.

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From Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes

Thanks very much Ritziiv Given the burgeoning bureaucracy in NZ, we reckon this option is about as much as you can still legally do with unsuspecting members of the public in NZ. You were the perfect person to come and have fun with us in this special cave :)

ernak from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2023

Amazing!

Can't thank the team enough for the experience they gave us. Full of adrenaline and excitement. Our guides were very experienced and professional as well as being friendly and social. Would recommend this to everyone!

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From Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes

Thanks so much Ernak ! We're delighted you could come and experience our underground playground! This trip is not for the faint hearted - so well done indeed :)

emilye8 from United Kingdom wrote on 19 November 2022

Amazing Experience

After been very nervous about going into the cave (claustrophobic) The guides took us in. With lots of knowledge from them, we abseiled, rock climbed, squeezed and crawled through some tights bits. It was a great experience, we got to see lots of glow worms which was amazing

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Nice work Emily - so glad you chose us and that we could show you this amazing place. This trip is regarded as the most concentrated action you can do in a half day at Waitomo - so well done for taking it on !

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