Waitomo Caves Adventure

Waitomo Caves Adventure
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This is a dramatic adventure from first take off to final landing. Fly high above the pounding west coast surf, before descending to the depths of the awe-inspiring Waitomo Caves.
Feel the awesome power of the spectacular west coast beaches as you fly down from Auckland to the Waikato and the Waitomo Caves. Deep underground you’ll find a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Marvel at the spectacular spiral entrance to the Ruakuri Cave and be enchanted by its echoing waterfalls and limestone that flows into delicate shawl-like formations.

See thousands of tiny glow worms clinging to the cave ceiling at the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, creating a starry sky in the underground night. Wonder at the deep limestone shaft and the soaring subterranean cathedral that will leave you speechless.
Now take a journey through the forest to the magnificent Aranui Cave. With a natural cave entrance, it is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. You won’t be able to resist taking pictures of this most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations.
Duration: Approximately 5 hours including a 1 hour flight each way.



Departure location

This Helicopter Me Experience departs from Auckland Airport. Other departure locations such as the City and North Shore Airfield are available but may incur and additional charge. Please contact us for pricing.


The price quoted is for one person.  A minimum of three passengers is required for the flight to run. Single passengers are on a standby basis and subject to availability on an existing flight.

Passenger weight

Unlike large airliner aircraft individual passenger weight is critical for a helicopter. The average passenger weight for a flight must be 90kg or less. Passengers over 100kg may be required to pay for an additional comfort seat. Please let us know the passenger weights when making a booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about weight restrictions.


In the event that the weather is unsuitable on the day then your Experience will be cancelled and rescheduled at no cost to you. When booking please provide us with suitable contact information so we can get hold of you on the day in the event of a cancellation. We suggest you call on the morning of your experience if you have any doubt about the weather suitability.

Gift Vouchers

All gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. They are non refundable but are transferable so they can be used by any other person.  

Cancellation and refunds

The Passenger acknowledges that Helicopter Me may need to cancel or reschedule flights or services due to landing restrictions, unsuitable weather conditions, technical problems, operational reasons, or any event beyond the Carrier’s reasonable control. Helicopter Me will not be liable for any consequential losses or additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation. Some Supplier’s products and services are non-refundable. Cancellation fee of 50% applies if cancelled prior to 7 days of flight departure. Cancellation fee of 100% applies if cancelled within 7 days of flight departure. Tickets are refundable in the event that Helicopter Me cancels the service.


Fares are in NZ$ and include 15% GST. Rates are subject to change including, but not limited to, increases in or establishment of surcharges (such as fuel surcharges), taxes, government imposed fees. A fuel surcharge may apply at time of flight. Any request to increase flight time will incur additional charges. Fares are valid for the date/s specified.

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Helicopter Me is the leading helicopter tour operator in Auckland with over 35 years experience in New Zealand. We have outstanding relationships with the most exciting tourism venues, the most experienced and personable pilots and an unblemished 35 year safety record.

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