• Tour code: 6370TUBEIT
  • Location: Waitomo, New Zealand
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Take inner tubing to new extremes on this subterranean adventure at Waitomo Caves. You’ll float down an underground ‘blackwater’ river past thousands of glowworms illuminating the narrow passageways. Then crawl up to a hidden waterfall and plunge down a waterslide! No experience is necessary with the assistance of expert guides who ensure a memorable, but safe, tubing experience. Includes minivan transport, wetsuits and all necessary equipment.


  • 2-hour guided tubing adventure on an underground river in Waitomo Caves
  • Take a short stroll through a field en route to the cave and enjoy the natural beauty of New Zealand’s bushland
  • Ride an inner tube down the longest subterranean rafting stream in Waitomo
  • Marvel at spectacular glowworm displays as you float through the cavern
  • Zoom down a waterslide on your inner tube for a plunge into the underground stream
  • Wetsuit, booties, helmet and flashlight (torch) are provided, no experience necessary

What You Can Expect

Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves

Cave Tubing at Waitomo Caves

Make your way to the tour office in Waitomo, Once you’re outfitted with a wetsuit, booties and helmet with attached flashlight, it’s a short shuttle ride to the Waitomo Caves, where you’ll walk through the bush to the cave entrance with your guide.

After a safety briefing, head down into the cave system via a stairway to start your underground tubing adventure. Glide down the gentle subterranean river, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, and search for the soft lights of glowworms on cavern walls.

Experience the thrill of slipping down a waterslide, and opt for a waterfall crawl up a hidden passageway. Throughout the approximate 1.25-hour journey, guides assist you and ensure a safe experience.

Afterward, exit the cave and return by shuttle to the office, where a complimentary hot beverage awaits.

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