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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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08:30 - 21:00
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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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Glow maggots anyone?

One of the attractions recommended by a colleague for our holiday was the glow worm cave and in particular the black water rafting experience. The video online looked thrilling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the attractions recommended by a colleague for our holiday was the glow worm cave and in particular the black water rafting experience. The video online looked thrilling, if a little scary, especially the part jumping backwards off a waterfall into the water, landing on your inner tube. But I was up for it, so after lunch in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are feeling adventurous you need to go caving with these guys. We saw some amazing glow worms that even words can't describe. The guides were amazing and we had a great time.

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did all three caves with our teenage girls and each one was fantastic! Of course the glow worm cave was spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were coming to NZ for a friends wedding and looked for something fun to do for a day. We hit the jackpot. The Legendary Blackwater Rafting Company is a well organised, professional team that offers a once in a lifetime experience. We did the Black Abyss Tour which took roughly 4.5 hours. Our guides and teachers Wayne and Tim... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My dad and I went on a caving adventure and it was one of the best things we did while in New Zealand. The guides were amazing and we had a fantastic time. A must do while in New Zealand!

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun and informative cave tour. Our guide Hannah was great. Easy to get around inside and great for picture-taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went on the Black Abyss tour. 5 hours in a cave and it was great. They did an excellent job with safety and keeping everyone engaged and excited. The glow worms were unreal and unlike anything I'd ever seen before...totally worth it for the adrenaline junkies out there.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great experience. It was the first time that we did a black water rafting tour, and it was just amazing. Very nice guides, good explanations and a lot of fun. I liked very much the game at the very end: rafting without any light, only guided by glowworms. After the tour a light lunch is ready (soup and bagels) to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I did the black abyss tour. Our awesome guides were Harry and James. I must admit I had done a lot of convincing to get my girlfriend confident to do the abseiling at the beginning as she is afraid of heights, but if it wasn't for Harry she wouldn't have gone down into the caves. He was... More 

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved it! We did the Labyrinth tour. The company was very accommodating even though I made a booking mistake. Our guides, Laura and Justin, were wonderful. Laura was a great guide and had a great sense of humor.

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

Awesome, thanks bandimouns! Laura is good fun, but was Justin just along for the ride? Logan More 

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