Waitomo Activities

Waitomo Caves New Zealand has so many activities in surrounding areas, what better place to holiday!

Famous Waitomo Attractions

The unique underground limestone formations are one of New Zealand’s most inspiring natural wonders. The Waitomo Caves is a must-see for travelers from overseas and Kiwis alike.

The fascinating Waitomo New Zealand area offers limestone caves, other natural wonders, great walks and the famous black-water rafting. Experience unique glow worms, stunning underground scenery and if you are looking for adrenaline-pumping action activities, you won’t be disappointed. There are many operators that organise trips in Waitomo and through the Waitomo Caves, from surprisingly gentle to absolutely exhilarating.

Spellbound Glowworm and cave tour


A personalised tour where you visit a scenic back-country farm to see two wonderful caves. Marvel at thousands of glowworms, as David Attenborough has done before you, as you glide gently downstream in an inflatable raft, and enjoy easy walks through stunning limestone caves and landscapes. .

Black Water Rafting

Tumu Tumu Toobing is Black water rafting at it's best! Taking place underground, in the Waitomo Caves, but it is not at all like white water rafting. Black water rafting involves an inflated rubber inner tube, the kind you would normally find in a car tyre, as a flotation device to take you down river in the dark.

Participants are dressed in wet suits and fitted with inflated inner tubes, which both buffer wearers against sudden upsets on slippery rocks and also keeps them afloat when they go down rapids and over waterfalls in the dark. It’s an experience not to be missed and totally unique to New Zealand. Check out our membership discount for this Waitomo glowworm cave adventure.

Waitomo Caves Adventure Activities

Other fantastic activities in the Waitomo Caves include abseiling and rock climbing. Both are widely available in the Waitomo region and they are excellent choices for natural born adventurers. The feeling you get while abseiling through waterfalls underground or when you rappel 100 metres into the Lost World is hard to imagine. With a wealth of information on local attractions and activities, Waitomo TOP10 Holiday Park can advise and book the trip that is right for you. Check out the new children/family adventure TROLL CAVE. Dear you try it!! 

Footwhistle Glowworm Cave

With a knowledgeable Guide revealing the rich history of Waitomo's Past whilst you past through a natural chasm. The scene is set for an intimate cave experience with magnificent glowworm displays only inches away - lost treasures of the ancient Moa await. Camera's are a must on this tour with stunning formations around every corner.