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Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu ToObing

Incorporating the best of blackwater rafting with caving, climbing and swimming - TumuTumu ToObing is a great Kiwi adventure not to be missed.

Highlights

  • Blackwater Rafting at it’s best – 2.5hrs underground, about twice as much time underground as any other cave in Waitomo.
  • Utterly stunning glowworm displays
  • An underground terrain that just keeps changing.
  • Small client to guide ratio – 1:6
  • Free personalised photos

Incorporating the best of blackwater rafting with caving, climbing and swimming - TumuTumu ToObing is a great Kiwi adventure not to be missed.

Explore the subterranean scenery of the Tumu Tumu cave taking in the unique glowworms and amazing limestone formations created beneath the earth over millions of years.

Experience the best in black water rafting - TumuTumu ToObing is a fantastic way for almost anyone to see the wonder of Waitomo's underground world first hand.

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: Personalised photos are provided to clients via internet at no extra charge. No client photography equipment is permitted. Please inquire if you require a private photography tour.

Location: 654 Waitomo Caves 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.

Adult $160.00
Test $160.00

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Minimum Age & Weight: 12 Years, 40kg.

    All children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or mature adult known to the child and aged 18 years and older. 

    Minimum 2 participants per trip. Singles waitlisted to confirm.
  • What to bring: Please bring swimwear, shower items, towel, and thick socks that cover the ankle.

Available Bookings from April 23 to April 29

Change Dates

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Mon 29 Apr

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$96.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$128.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$96.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$80.00

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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Mehul Thakkkar from New Zealand wrote on 12 April 2014

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Review for Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu ToObing

WAS PRETTY AWESOME EXPIRIENCE AND THANKS TO BOOK ME. IT WAS PRETTY GOOD DEAL. NO PROBS. HIGHLY RECOMMEDED BOOKING SITE.

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Sally Willis from United Kingdom wrote on 24 December 2018

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Great adventure

Well supervised,unaware we had to bring socks so had to buy . Wasn’t expecting it to be full on caving but the instructors made us feel so comfortable and at ease that it turned out to be a real adventure. Not for anyone suffering with claustrophobia! Well done guys !,

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Gary from New Zealand wrote on 26 July 2018

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Tumu Tumu Toobing

Excellent trip. Unfortunately the photos that were taken were quite dark and not great.

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From Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu ToObing

Hi Gary We are sorry to hear that the photos were not up to standard, could you please email us at bookings@waitomo.co.nz or respond with the trip and time your groups was on, and we will look into what we can do for you. Kind regards, Sarah

Alice Lockwood from Australia wrote on 26 April 2018

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Incredible experience

Scott was such an awesome guide- super helpful and understanding with my slight claustrophobia. The caving experience was just out of this world. Walking and floating through pitch darkness staring up at a sky or glow worms. Just awesome. I’m pretty claustrophobic but there were only 3, very short tight sections and I felt comfortable the whole time. Yeah the water is cold but it’s nothibg you can’t handle and the hot shower returns the feeling to your fingers and toes quickly! Really can’t rate this experience high enough. Thank you!

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Hayley from New Zealand wrote on 30 April 2017

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Great time

Awesome guides, great banter throughout and and a fun day out

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