Troll Cave

Useful Information

Location: Near Waitomo.
From Auckland follow State Highway 1 south to Hamilton, then State Highway 3 south to Waitomo. Caves are signposted. 200 km south of Auckland, 70 km from Hamilton, 16 km from Otorohanga. Close to the village on Waitomo Valley Road.
(-38.259648, 175.114305)
Open: All year daily
Fee: Adults NZD 30, Children (4-14) NZD 15, Children (1-3) free.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Replica
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=10 °C.
Guided tours: n/a
Photography: not allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Waitomo Adventures Ltd, PO Box 29, Waitomo Caves Village, Tel: +64-7-8787788, Fax: +64-7-8786266. E-mail: contact
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The Troll Cave is probably the only cave in Waitomo which is not a glowworm cave. The reason is, it is inhabited by Trolls.

According to the Department of Troll Conservation, Cave Trolls are very rare and on the highly endangered list. This the world’s first underground eco-sanctuary for the preservation of Cave Trolls. The Troll living here is named Tom and he is a bit “antisocial”. Go on Troll Patrol and use your stealth, cunning and survival instincts to navigate Tom’s underground lair and complete your mission.

You probably guessed it, Troll Cave is an escape room for kids. Its underground, there is a elevator ride down into the "cave", it seems to be a sort of bunker which was reused.