Caving in Haggas Honking Holes, Waitomo

Caving in Haggas Honking Holes, Waitomo

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 15 y/o
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Waitomo Adventure Centre,1227 Waitomo Valley Rd.
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Descend into the darkness of Haggas Honking Holes on the adventure caving excursion through a subterranean obstacle course.

With nothing but the faint glow of bioluminescence to light the way, travel deep underground to discover what lies beneath at Haggas Honking Holes -  the entrance to a mystical underground world. Explore its vast caverns and abseil down into the unknown on this all-action caving excursion in Waitomo's intricate caves.

Location
A 2-hour drive from Auckland, Waitomo is a small village on New Zealand's north island known for its extensive cave systems. The longest underground cave in the Waitomo area of New Zealand, this cave system is made popular by its glowworm ceiling, waterfall features, and limestone formations.

Activity
A 4-hour intensive caving excursion (approx. 2.5h underground), Haggas Honking Holes includes abseiling, climbing, rope work and navigating diverse limestone terrain. Descending into the cave system via a small waterfall, groups will feel their way along the cave system - experiencing stalactites, columns, glowworms and the infamous echoing that gives the caves their name.

Conditions
A temperate underground environment with a diverse and slippery terrain, water temperature varies between 10-14°C.

Activity requirements

You must all check in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour.
You must be 15 years and 40kg+ to participate.

Special terms

Subject to availability and weather conditions
The activity takes place with a min of 2 participants.
Cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour (free session photos provided).

Included
  • All necessary abseil/climb equipment
  • Wetsuit
  • Helmet & Headtorch
  • Free session photos
  • Boots
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Hiking Socks
Meeting point
Waitomo Adventure Centre,1227 Waitomo Valley Rd. Get directions

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The assistance and instructions was great

Super cool
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Instructor is so funny and nice

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