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Haggas Honking Holes

Feel like Indiana Jones in a washing machine. Haggas Honking Holes is very exciting fast moving action. It's an adventure that crams lots of action into only 4 hours. See unique formations and glowworms close up.

Half Day Duration
Affordable Price
Moderate Difficulty
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Overview

Are you up for Waitomo's most intense Action 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.

See stalactites and stalagmites; columns and delicate straws.

New Zealand’s famous glowworms make an appearance - see them up close & personal. There's no swimming required but you're definitely going to get wet!

This trip is not for the faint hearted. Participants are brave & fit but, you don’t need any prior experience. Full equipment and training is provided. There is a high guide ratio and your safety is assured. Few things in NZ compare to this activity. Loads of fun and an empowering experience!

If you want a quick fix of adrenaline & lots of fun - this is it!
Hot showers provided before heading back to Waitomo.
Allow up to 4 hours, including at least 2 hours underground.
From $175.50 NZD
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Highlights

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Fast Moving Action

Fast Moving Action

Bring your sense of Humour - this cave plays tricks on you. The course in the cave feels like a plumber’s fantasy – a three dimensional “S-Bend” with a few extra loops thrown in to make life even more interesting.

So you’re required to “go down the plug-hole” and get yourself through the system…a relatively bruising encounter with a cave. Includes a series of abseils mostly in waterfalls; rock climbing; ladders groveling grabbing giggling and gangling.

This is unlike anything else you can do in NZ. It’s SO different it makes a great combo with any other caving activity.

Glowworms

Sights To See Along The Way

Sights To See Along The Way

The above ground location is a beautiful landscape of farmland with native forest planted by us to help look after the climate and also the caves underneath. A very pretty cave with wonderful delicate formations. See glowworms close up.

In addition to Stalactites; Stalagmites and Columns we’ve got Helictites (sideways) not to mention the more reclusive Arachnids and Invertebrates

The guides will say enough to look after you & the cave but really the cave does the talking – just make sure you keep your eyes & ears open. You will come out thinking “Wow – did that really just happen?!”

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Stacks of Free Insta-worthy Photos FREE!

Stacks of Free Insta-worthy Photos FREE!

Although not pro photographers, our guides are pretty handy with a camera – which is good because caves can be tricky places to photograph.

As personal phones and cameras & Go-pros are not permitted for safety, we make sure to take plenty of snaps of you on your adventure.

Unlike some other companies, photos are provided Free of Charge ie you won't be asked for annoying additional photo charges in addition to the advertised trip price.

A Journey Together

Highly Qualified & Experienced Guides

Highly Qualified & Experienced Guides

Guides inform, assist and ensure safety throughout – they are among the best qualified in New Zealand.

Equally important, in our view, is that our guides are here for you - because they love sharing in your quest for fun, thrill and adventure.

Don't let their down-to-earth, fun loving nature fool you though, they take your safety very seriously.

 

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Common Questions

Everything you need to know.

Waitomo, NZ

Central North Island Location

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  • What Do I Need To Bring
    Swimwear, long thick socks (suitable for bush walking); a towel & toiletries for a shower afterwards. We provide all other equipment including helmets, lights, any vertical gear, overalls and PVC boots. We have changing facilities available so you can arrive in your street clothes and get changed onsite.
  • What Time Should I Arrive?
    Be sure to book to secure your caving tour by booking in advance. Please note we only accept Visa or Mastercard. Our trips are popular and bookings are recommended, especially in the summer months. To secure the most suitable departure time(s), make your booking early.

    Check-in time is 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for our Adventure Trips.
  • What Happens When It's Raining?
    When it's raining stream levels can rise in our TumuTumu Toobing Cave and the wet part of the Lost World Epic. But our Haggas Honking Holes never floods so there is no need to worry.
  • Is This Adventure Suitable For Children?

    * Remember almost ANYONE CAN DO TROLLCAVE - so come & have fun with us even if you cant go "real" caving.

    Any children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or mature adult known to the child who is aged 18 years and over. It is critical that any child is sufficiently mature and responsible enough to follow the instructions of the guide.

    Minimum Ages for our adventure caves are:
    Blackwater Rafting - TTT 12 Years
    Lost World Half Day - 10 Years
    Lost World Through the Window - 10 Years
    Lost World Epic - 15 Years
    Haggas Honking Holes 15 Years
    St Benedicts Caverns - 12 Years

    Minimum Weight 40kg
    Talk to us before you book if you or your child weighs less than 40kg (90 Pounds)
  • What About Photography?
    We provide a basic photo service. Our guides take photos on basic cameras and these are provided to clients via internet at no extra charge. However, please be aware that the focus of our activities is on adventure, not photography.

    We have found that the flow of these activities becomes disrupted if clients take their own camera gear.
    One person’s photographic dream can be at the expense of others in the group who just want to get on with the adventure. There are also safety issues e.g. where loose gear could fall and become damaged or even injure someone.

    For all these reasons, no client photography equipment is permitted on any activities. This includes no cameras; no videos; no Go-Pros etc. If you are a professional photographer and really want to take photos with your own gear, then you can talk to us about arranging an exclusive trip for this purpose.

    You are welcome to take your camera to the very start of the activity, but will have to leave it behind in the lockers before you head underground. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated!
  • Deposit And Cancellation Information
    Prices are GST (tax) inclusive and also include the use of all necessary equipment (except the minimal "you need" items). To secure your booking you will need to provide credit card details. Please note we only accept Visa or Mastercard

    Early Bird must be booked directly with operator. There are no refunds or transfer for Early Bird bookings. We therefore recommend that you do not book an EarlyBird deal unless you are sure that you want it and there will be no changes. Early Bird is not available for Troll Cave.

    If you are purchasing a gift voucher your credit card will be charged at the time of booking.

    Cancellation Policy


    A 100% fee will be charged in the following events:
    • Client failure to check-in at the scheduled time (30 minutes prior to departure)
    • Cancellation within 24 hours of departure.

    If you are having any sort of problem getting to us on time, please contact us on freephone 0800 WAITOMO (0800 924866) as soon as possible. This could save you cancellation fees and we will help with rescheduling etc where possible.
 

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