How it all started.
Almost 30 years ago (1987) Nick Andreef founded the operation when he pioneered excursions through the fantastic Lost World Cave system.
As word spread, the increasing popularity of these activities led to the investigation of other “wild caves” resulting in the range of six amazing adventure options now available.
Today Waitomo Adventures Ltd remains family owned and operated. Nick remains the CEO ably supported by his awesome team of highly trained professionals.
That makes Waitomo Adventures the longest running cave operation under the same management in the Waitomo region.
We’re also one of the last remaining truly independent adventure companies in New Zealand. Feel free to help us withstand the corporatisation of adventure tourism in this country. Just a few years ago there were 1500 registered adventure operators in NZ, now there’s less than 300.