Waitomo is located in the King Country region of the North Island of New Zealand.  Most famous for its abundant limestone caving systems and ancient underground formations – “stalactites” (pointing down), “stalagmites” (pointing up), “Coulombs”, and most famous “Glow worms”.  There are essentially two ways of experiencing this beauty: either by boat and well-worn tourist paths, or by donning a wet suit, gumboots, caving helmet & lamp, and a climbing harness…  Whether floating in an inner tube down perfectly-formed tunnels or abseiling (repelling) 100 meters free-hanging or 30 meters bouncing in and out of a waterfall – both involve delving into the depths of the earth!

A few words from some of the adventurers who came along on Rusty’s tours:

“I was very frightened before I started but determined to do it.  Rusty you made me feel confident.  This is one of the best things I have ever done. Thanks a million.” – Bobbi (PA, USA) 17/08/02

“Rusty – The trip was sweet as!! Can we do it again, EH? (A little Canadian saying). I had a great time and this was a great memory of NZ.” – Amanda (Canada) 17/08/02

“Freaky Friday Yo!! I’m trying to think of something that someone else hasn’t said…hum hum…Yo Yo… this was wack dawg! My muscles will be thanking you up the falls.  Damn thing. All about adventures in NZ… and this has been a highlight for sure! You are a great guide, good spirit, good smile, good fun! Thanx for a fab time!” –  Shona (Chicago) 13/09/02

“Thanks for a wonderful day we will always remember.  We really loved having you as our guide.”  Yael, Dror, Urell & Haita – (Israel) 13/01/03

“For a bus driver, Rusty makes an excellent cave tour guide! We had a great time! Thanks, Rusty for making it so much fun!”  – Mark & Lisa (Merimbula, Australia) 3/10/02

"... You are a great guide, good spirit, good smile, good fun! Thanx for a fab time!"