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Address: 1117 Oparure Road, Te Kuiti 3985, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 476459
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Well, I really owe this man a good review. We were one of the first clients several years back (I think it was 2010) and I never got round to write something up. We experienced a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Well, I really owe this man a good review. We were one of the first clients several years back (I think it was 2010) and I never got round to write something up. We experienced a fantastic, very intimate, caving trip that was designed to our interests. And we learned how to take meaningful and great pictures in the dark... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It is a shame Paul's business is not listed with the other Waitomo caving companies. His personalized approach with amazing education, photos, and as much or as little adrenalin pumping action as you want is BY FAR the BEST CAVING experience in the Waitomo/Te Kuiti Region of New Zealand. I speak as one living in this country who has spent... More 

Thank jonesfamilyma
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Can only echo all the other reviews. Best option for a personalised adventure with the magic of the glowworms. Did Paul's tour as a family with a 12 and 13 year old. They had a blast with the abseiling despite some initial apprehension from our daughter. Paul made it easy and she was soon desperate for the next drop. We... More 

Thank mtjb01
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you want a one-on-one experience, with glow worms so close you actually have to be careful not to disturb them, then this is the trip for you. The valley floor is greener than you would ever imagine. The caves were mind blowing. Paul had lots of knowledge to share with you. The time Paul took with you to make... More 

Thank Alex B
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a great day exploring the caves, taking photos and abseiling. Paul, the guide, tailors the tour to your tastes, so our trip had a focus on photography, but of course also included some abseiling and 'crawling' through small tunnels. Upon arriving at Paul's house, we received appropriate clothing, a helmet, harness etc. so we would be safe and... More 

Thank Belagonda
London, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

My husband and I and another couple spent an afternoon with Paul exploring the caves and abseiling down cliff sides in November 2013. It was truly a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Paul customized the tour for us, providing 'stylish' gear, taking fabulous pictures, and giving us so much information about the hills, mountaineering, rock formations and the... More 

Thank LadyKeiraE
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133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This day trip was a great one. Paul takes you into the caves and most of the time it's just you and the people who you are with who are going in. This means that you can have the trip exactly the way you want it. In our case we chose Green Glow because we wanted to make photographs, something... More 

Thank GvP13
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196 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We had a wonderful day. The caving was great but we also got to do lots of abseiling and rock climbing too. Paul worked with us prior to and throughout to build every aspect of our day around our interests and aims. His knowledge of geology, cave nature, mountaineering and his ability and enthusiasm to share it was evident all... More 

Thank StevenC75
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We visited and spent a day with Paul in October 2013. It was an amazing day. Paul is an amazing host. All of us had an amazing time and got to try abseiling as well as caving. I would do this again in a heartbeat! My children ( 13 and 9) are still talking about our amazing trip.

Thank Rachal M
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent the day with Paul on our own personal tour which we booked the night before - luckily we were there in the off season. This was the best money we spent in NZ by far and made some awesome memories caving. Would do again if we are ever back in the area. Paul's little farm... More 

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