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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 Abyss - great tour!

I did the Black Abyss tour with my boyfriend a week ago. We absolutely loved it! Very exciting with abseiling and the flying fox - but nothing too scary so that we couldn't do it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did the Black Abyss tour with my boyfriend a week ago. We absolutely loved it! Very exciting with abseiling and the flying fox - but nothing too scary so that we couldn't do it. The glow worms are absolutely fantastic and our guides were experienced and fun. Never a dull moment - would definitely recommend! The only caution is... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group was made up of the kiwi experience bus, we did the labyrinth tour option. It was hilarious from start to finish, the colour and lights down there were beautiful. We had Rudy and Sebastian as our guides both of whom were brilliant, the soup and bagel back at base was a welcomed surprise. Well worth the money!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a 5 hour adventure caving trip that has it all - tubing, ziplining, glow worms, abseiling, climbing,magic - the Black Abyss from the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co is for you. My 19 yo son and I were lucky enough to be the only guests on our tour. Rather than finish the trip early, the friendly... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The legendary black water rafting was a great experience. The guides have been friendly, fun and looked after our safety. The hardest part, besides getting into the wetsuit, was getting in the cave. The water in the cave is very cold, so make sure you have a wetsuit that is not too big for you. In complete darkness and on... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely amazing!!! This was by far the HIGHLIGHT of my trip. I am so pleased I pushed myself and did not chicken out. I felt very safe the entire time. My 65yr old mother and her 75yr old friend did this a year ago and they loved it that much I thought I'd give it a go. So pleased I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Black Abyss tour and it was a great experience! My mom booked the tour for 4 but, unfortunately, she was so sick the morning we arrived she wasn't able to go due to how physical the tour is. The staff was so nice and refunded her payment and also helped book her on a boat tour as... More 

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Thank Allison B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the Labyrinth tour. It was awesome from start to finish. Excellent guides, they were very knowledgeable and looked after everyone as an individual. The caves themselves were everything we expected and more, so serene floating down in the dark with nothing but the sound of the water and flow worms twinkling above. Worth every cent. And the photos were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had trouble deciding if we should do the dry cave walking tour, or this, or both. Once we did this we were happy with the glow worms we had seen, and didn't feel that cave "formations" were enough of a drawcard for us to warrant spending more money on a dry cave tour. The tubing was a lot of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the tubing adventure through the caves; there were three couples, two sets in their 30s and one set in their 60s. The staff of LBWR were incredibly professional, insuring that those of us who might get cold had extra layers, also insuring we had the right size helmets, and training us well. The tubing is loads of fun,... More 

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Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must do in New Zealand. Very reputable company as my partner did this same trek 21 years ago and it is still here. The staff is very knowledgeable about the caves and the water levels. The water was only 12 degrees while we were there and we were outfitted in head to toe suits that kept us... More 

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