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Address: 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 6219
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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My partner and I did this tour back in April. We did the black abyss tour and loved every second of it! Our tour guides Mike & Rory deserve big thumbs up. They were so friendly... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I did this tour back in April. We did the black abyss tour and loved every second of it! Our tour guides Mike & Rory deserve big thumbs up. They were so friendly, knew how to have a laugh and were excellent at their job. I 100% recommend this to other travelers!!

Thank breejm
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After taking a bus from Auckland and being dropped off at the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co main center, we met up with our group and our guides took us to get changed into our wet suits. From the start, the guides were very funny and personable! The excursion is very cold year round, so you are fitted with wetsuits... More 

Thank Daniel M
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great experience and something different . It was of cause cool in the water but what the activity you are involved in over rides the cold. The guild was a great and is very helpful to the people on the trip. We picked this for the experience on traveling though the cave and seeing the glowworms instead... More 

Thank pienbeers
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys are amazing. They were not only professional and experinced but they made sitting in an inner tube with your bum in the water feel cool. My mom who is in her 70's and I did the 3 hour Blackwater rafting tour. The guides were very helpful with my mom even supporting her over some of the rough bits.... More 

Thank Robone13
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My companion and I opted for the black abyss adventure and we were not disappointed. Our guides, Cory and Lofty, took great care of us and were incredibly passionate about their jobs. It is contagious. The adventures went on and on as we explored further into the cave. I'd prefer not to spoil too much of it but I felt... More 

Thank Joewill316
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had an amazing time in the caves. Cory and Sarah (Legs), were my tour guides and not only they are very personable, they made the trip very entertaining. I also appreciate the insight in regards to the history of the glow worms and the caves. Also, big kudos to Paula, who delivered exceptional guest service and genuinely cared about... More 

Thank Fernando O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience on the Black Labyrinth black water rafting tour. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and our guide Harry was entertaining and helped to reassure anyone who was slightly nervous about the activity. The quality equipment kept us safe and warm despite the cold temperatures. Highly recommended to anyone who would like to get a more in-depth caving experience... More 

Thank Cody C
Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time wif our cave masters are Harley and Ola. The abseiling is fully guided and no worries about the safety at all. The thrill comes along when you need to climb up the waterfalls, twice! Such a great experience and Harley is such a good photographer taking lots of great photos for us! Not forgetting al... More 

Thank Wei Teing O
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really enjoyable experience that I would love to do again! I did the Black Abyss - a 5 hour tour in which you spend around 3 hours in the cave doing a variety of awesome activities: abseiling, ziplining, climbing, swimming, leaping, tubing, and crawling! A huge highlight was gently tubing through a cavern, illuminated only by the... More 

Thank Joanna L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth it. We did the labyrinth tour and went after heavy rainfall and so our trip had high water levels, which was much more fun. The guides were great, made us feel very comfortable and at ease at all times. Was our first time doing something like this and seeing the glowworms were incredible, and definitely something we will... More 

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