Troll Cave – Waitomo Adventures
A surreal underground adventure for all ages. Your mission is to use your stealth, cunning and survival instincts to navigate Tom’s (The Troll's) underground lair, solve his riddles, avoid his little pranks and complete your mission – without getting EATEN! Family teamwork required! This exclusive adventure is individually-tailored to suit each group (maximum 10).
The question is....are your parents brave enough to go first?
What is a Troll?
In folklore a Troll is an ugly,meat-eating, antisocial creature who can be a bit naughty (but I guess if you had been trapped for over a thousand years underground after an earthquake, with nothing to eat you would be a bit grumpy too!).
According to the Department of Troll Conservation, Cave Trolls are very rare and on the highly endangered list…but, you also could become endangered when you go on Troll Patrol!
Note: Like many endangered animals (e.g. polar bears and rhinos) Tom has been fitted with a tracker unit to help us look after him. Unfortunately, Trolls turn out to be very hard on their tracking units – they wreck them all the time.
After we accidentally destroyed our Troll’s lair we decided to build the world’s first underground eco-sanctuary for the preservation of Cave Trolls… but that doesn’t mean that “Tom” wants to be looked after…
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What happens in the Troll Cave?
This fun activity start with a full briefing in the “Ready Room” and then you’re on your own as you take a massive elevator ride down into the bowels of the earth. You will need to navigate through Tom's Cave or you could end up staying down there a long time…or even worse…you could end up being Tom’s dinner.
Different things happen depending on the decisions people make. It’s always a challenge to take on the beast in his own lair... there’s no magical wizard to help you out here…you have to figure things out for yourself …or not !
How do you get to see the Troll?
Trolls spend a lot of their time just sleeping on rock piles – especially during the daytime. (It’s a very different story at night time when they come out of their caves to hunt their prey) So if you’ve got what it takes – if you’re clever and brave and very quiet then (hopefully) you can sneak up on Tom and change his tracker unit. You get to escape from him if you're lucky but for some it might not feel completely safe!
Note: We make it less scary for the smaller children
How long does it take?
The activity takes just over an hour or the rest of your life…whichever comes first!
The good news is that the cave is fully accessible and suits a very wide range of ages and abilities.
Several times daily (Weds-Sun).
Experience 'The World’s First Underground Eco Sanctuary' where Tom lives from the Waitomo Adventure Centre
Not recommended for infants under one year of age because of minor water splashes
CHILDREN 1- 14 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
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