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Abseil 100m into this amazing cavern as per the 4 hour option, but this time wearing a wetsuit - you're heading off to explore the Mangapu River passage. An all day comprehensive experience in the best underground playground imaginable.

The 100m freehanging abseil will astound you, but on this option that's only the beginning. Spend the rest of the day walking, wading and swimming through the cavernous passages of this famous underground system. Yes you need to be moderately fit (e.g. go bush walking for a day), but the trip is intended for complete novices - all you need is a swimsuit & a smile. See Fossil giant oysters and whalebones, giant flowstone (looks like icing sugar running down the walls). Lots of fun & optional challenges - water jumps, climbs and spiders. Includes an absolutely fantastic glowworm display. Includes lunch & a BBQ dinner as well as all equipment (helmets; lights; wetsuits; ropes; harnesses & boots). This will be the highlight of your world trip.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$595 (Adult)


Business Hours
8.00am -7.00pm daily except Christmas & New Years Days.
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
55km to Hamilton International Airport.
Proximity To Coach Terminal
0.9km to Waitomo i-SITE.
Proximity To Town
Waitomo is within 15kms of both Te Kuiti & Otorohanga townships.


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