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.
See 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.
Additional cave tours are also available, or for the best value why not combine with our Hobbiton tour for the ultimate day out?
Duration: Approximately 3 1/2 hours including a 50 min flight each way.



Departure location

This Helicopter Me Experience departs from our City Heliport at Mechanics Bay. Other departure locations such as North Shore Airfield, Auckland Airport or Waiheke Island are available, pricing will vary.


When you enquire, let us know how many adults and children you have as this helps us get you the best price.

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 a leading travel company in Auckland, New Zealand. We have outstanding relationships with the most exciting tourism venues. Helicopter Me is the fully owned and operated tourism brand of Eagleflight Technics Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected helicopter companies, established in 1983, with bases at Mechanics Bay Heliport in Auckland City and North Shore Airfield. 

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