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Address: 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 6219
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Is New Zealand's first and world...

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Is New Zealand's first and world renowned Black Water adventure operator. With over 27 years experience we invite you to become part of our legend. Experience this mysterious, magical underground world of ancient caves, rivers and waterfalls, rock formations and breathtaking glowworms.

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Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour
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An absolute must for anyone who is up for a bit of adventure. The guides were excellent and the caves themselves offer so many cool experiences - from the frightening to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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skwill72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must for anyone who is up for a bit of adventure. The guides were excellent and the caves themselves offer so many cool experiences - from the frightening to the random and the hot snacks were gold! Sad I couldn't take my GoPro though.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommend doing this tour! It's cold, wet and you look stupid but ti's an amazing way to see the glow worms. I was lucky in that were were only 4 people on my tour so our guide could really take his time with us.

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Thank Jen H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I did the Black Labyrinth tour and would highly recommend it! It's the easiest of the of the caving adventures and allows you to relax as you take in the beautiful glow worms. Our guides Jack and Dom were good fun and we're able to impart a lot of their knowledge about the caves as well as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 (two adults, three kids ages 12, 14, 18) all loved tubing in the cave. It was just the right blend of exciting without being dangerous and physically active without being too demanding. Our guides (Gee and Lamb) were terrific -- encouraging and willing to adjust the requirements to suit the participants. We learned about glow worms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved everything about doing the 5hr Black Abyss tour. Our guides were very helpful, friendly, encouraging and knowledgable (Kit and i cant remember the girls name sorry!). Had great fun rafting, ziplining and abseiling. Our guides worked out we were a fit group, therefore got us to speed up walking through the water - the end result being seeing the... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did all 3 caves, and were able to arrange the order with time in between which was most convenient to us when booking. Aranui cave was good to start off with, although it is small and doesn't take long to see. Our Ruakuri guide - Holly was good fun and very knowledgeable, letting us take our time to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group did a conventional walking tour of the cave. Angus and Snubber were great guides. The cave itself is mostly average to above average but the glow worms are magical and very special in many ways. Highly recommended!

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was fantastic; so different than expected -- out of this world. They totally outfit you (thick wetsuits, boots, intertube) and the guides (Matt and Alex) were super safety/comfort oriented while being laid-back and fun. They were appropriately cheeky with our large group of teenagers (high school trip) as well. It was awesome. Can't recommend it more highly. We just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did the Black Abyss tour with Lofty and Jess - absolutely loved it! The guides were hilarious, very knowledgeable, and you could tell they adored what they did. They made you feel comfortable at every step and ensured you were able for what came next. It was cold in the caves but bearable with your wetsuit and equipment. Probably not... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the Black Labyrinth tour with Black Water Rafting Co in March 2017. Very organized company, and an organized tour. They first set you up with a wet suit and gear (beware a lot of people thought this was cold putting on, because the suits are wet). You need to bring nothing except a bathingsuit with... More 

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RuakuriCave, Manager at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., responded to this review

Hi Ksantoro, Thanks for your review and your point about the cold being subjective to the individual. Yes the wetsuits are wet & cold to put on - this is to make them easier (physically) to put on and neoprene shrinks when dry, and ages prematurely so we keep them constantly moist. We do not allow personal cameras of any... More 

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