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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: 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 $160.00 (please see age & weight restrictions below)

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo

Notes

  • 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 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.

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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Sarah from New Zealand wrote on 01 July 2019

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Well worth the cold!

Super great experience. Does require some level of fitness and flexibility. The small spaces and tight squeezes at points can make you a wee bit anxious but nothing to worrying. It was an amazing activity and with it being winter there was no one else on our tour. Was definitely worth the cold water for a private caving experience! Our guide was super knowledgeable and very personable.

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Chanin Peterson from United States wrote on 19 March 2019

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Best Adventure I’ve Ever Experienced!

This particular way to see The Waitomo Caves was unbelievably awesome! It seemed like every few minutes we were saying to one another “now we’re doing what?!!” And each experience was a fun adventure, even the hike home was lovely! They don’t tell you exactly what you’re going to do on this adventure for a reason, learning as you went along made each adventure even more thrilling and we had huge smiles the entire 4 hours, the caves are amazing! The guides were happy, fun and professional, kept us safe and laughing. My father became ill just before the cave entry, and they cared for him kindly and respectfully, then gave him a full refund!!! Fantastic!!!

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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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Jonathan Monlouis from New Zealand wrote on 26 March 2019

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Amazing experience

This deal is very good short and worth it. The activities are well divided (hiking,tubing,climbing,glow worms) really nice guides. I will definitetly recommend it compare to other at the same price range ...

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CHILI FAN from Taiwan wrote on 29 January 2019

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Excellent

Really good experience!

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