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Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016
New Zealand’s famed Waitomo Caves system continues to reveal new wonders with new adventure tours adding to the line-up of experiences from Waitomo Adventures. After 125 years on the New Zealand tourist trail, Waitomo Caves – one of New Zealand’s original and most visited tourism destinations – continues to reveal new wonders with two new tours added to the line-up of experiences from Waitomo Adventures.
Lost World Through the Window
In the incomparable Lost World setting, Lost World Through the Window – launching on 2 May – has been heralded as a cross between a The brand new Lost World Through the Window opens on May 2 and has been heralded as a cross between a bridge climb and an eco-zip tour.
‘Through the Window’ into the Lost World allows visitors access right down into the deepest levels of the cave system. Much less physically demanding than the original Lost World tour – which includes a dramatic 100-metre abseil into darkness– the newest option will open the cave to a much wider audience.
After donning regulation overalls, harnesses and helmets, there’s just a short stroll through native forest to ‘The Window’ – a spectacular tomo (or sinkhole) which serves as a gateway into the underworld. Visitors walk in on a staircase attached to a sheer cliff face and, when the stairs run out in thin air, there are two tyroleans (similar to a zip line) to continue the journey through the cave’s upper levels.
Troll Cave for family fun
After donning overalls, harnesses and helmets it’s just a short very short stroll through native forest to “The Window” a spectacular Tomo (sinkhole) . Credit Andy BelcherIn September, Waitomo Adventures will open the new Troll Cave, a fantasy experience aimed at families with younger children. This will be an adventure experience tailored to children but, the developers say, “definitely not sugar-coated” and incorporating the kind of fantasy phenomena often associated with caves.
Children on the troll hunt will negotiate an underground labyrinth as they search for the troll they’re trying to help – and anything can happen along the way.
Parents will chaperone their children and can select the “appropriate level of fear” After donning overalls, harnesses and helmets it’s just a short very short stroll through native forest to “The Window” a spectacular Tomo (sinkhole) which provides a gateway to the underworld with Waitomo Adventures.
Source:-Tourism New Zealand