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Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes


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 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 $195.00

What's included

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


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Waitomo adventure Centre. 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo


  • 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 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per Person$155.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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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VISNJA MCWHINNEY from Canada wrote on 08 March 2020

Amazing Cave Experience!

This was our first caving adventure and we absolutely loved it. Our two guides were amazing and made the experience very memorable! We highly recommend this adventure!

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alirezam from New Zealand wrote on 07 June 2022



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From Waitomo Adventures - Haggas Honking Holes

Hey Alireza ! Only the one word in your review - but it's the one we love to hear - thank you so much :) We love this cave. It's such a wacky and different sort of adventure. It's difficult to describe to people what it's going to be like....but once you've been there, you know exactly what we're talking about...I don't think even Disney could improve on what Mother Nature has provided in this underground playground ! Please come back again if you can - we've got plenty more action for an adventurer like you !

A. S from New Zealand wrote on 21 February 2022

One of my best experiences

I will be coming back for the other tours. It was adventurous but different from the regular water activities we get around NZ. I love rock climbing and Abseiling was a whole different experience. The instructors were fantastic, calm and patient with everyone. It got tiring by the end of the journey but worth the achy muscles. Absolutely worth a try if you like trying something new and different. Not for those who are claustrophobic.

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Louisa from New Zealand wrote on 04 February 2022

Great Time!

Really Lovely and Friendly Guides the whole way through. Great Experience for my first time caving!

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Robyn Olsen from New Zealand wrote on 05 December 2021

Hole in the ground

It was an amazing 4 hours underground with awesome people.

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