Waitomo District is the place to be if you enjoy exploring nature while engaging in exciting activities. When tourists arrive here, they will be met with several opportunities to try out. These experiences can often be booked in advance.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

This is one of the biggest draws to the region. Imagine being inside a boat and riding under thousands of luminous glowworms. As visitors look up at this beautiful natural environment, a tour guide explains its cultural and historical significance. The glowworm boat ride has become an important part of life in Waitomo for more than 125 years. It is usually high up on the list of places to check out when holidaying in New Zealand.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company has served as the country’s first operator of cave rafting activities. Tourists get the unique chance to take a tour through the amazing Ruakuri Cave. Experienced guides inform visitors about the cave as they wade through the water. The subterranean areas of Waitomo have to be seen to be believed. Tours are not just restricted to rafting either. There are also climbing, jumping and weaving activities to enjoy.

Lost World 4 Hr Option – 100m Abseil & Cave Exploration

Cave exploration has become a staple part of tourism in Waitomo. This local activity was popular in the 80s and has grown over the years since. This 100m abseil is for people who want to free hang above a massive void. There’s no need to worry about safety as each abseil is overseen by an experienced instructor. There is also a backup safety harness in place. It takes around 30 minutes to get to the bottom. However, those wanting to try out the descent will need to keep a couple of hours free.

Haggas Honking Holes

This is the place to go for adrenaline junkies. It has Waitomo’s highest concentration of action-packed activities. People can abseil into waterfalls and spiderwalk across caves. This is not for the fainthearted and only people over 15 will be admitted.

Training and equipment are all provided on site. Tourists do not need to have prior experience. However, a reasonably good level of fitness is still recommended. The operator takes safety very seriously, and for this reason, there is a high visitor to instructor ratio.

A Tour off the Beaten Track – Glowing Adventures

TripAdvisor has rated this as the number one thing to do in all of Waitomo District. The personalised caving activity allows visitors to have a crowd-free adventure in a unique cave. Underneath a family farm is a fantastic glow worm cave that offers once in a lifetime photo opportunities. The farm has been open to the public since 2015 but has already become well known in the area as a hot spot. Their walking eco-tours take people through gorgeous New Zealand scenery that has been left untouched by modern life.

Lost World Through The Window

What better way to experience the landscape of New Zealand than from 80m high in the air? The Lost World offers heart-stopping views for both walkers and zip line enthusiasts. However, if visitors do not fancy going up so high, they can take a guided boutique trip instead. Ladders and ledges take tourists through the complex cave systems of Waitomo.