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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.

Customer Reviews

lee g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

worth getting wet

suanneborjo Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great day, guide was knowledgeable and friendly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Awesome fun

Toni C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a great tour for the whole family, our youngest being 14. Our guides Kyle and Nat were very informative and funny and helpful. The cave and glow worms were amazing. Great experience!!

Christopher C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

An incredible experience! Our two guides, Sam and Rich, couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. All the equipment was in good condition and the caves were spectacular. Exploring the cave system was fantastic and the glow worms were truly beautiful. A wonderful trip - thanks all! Chris and Sarah, UK.

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