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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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Awesome but COLD

I took my mother and two aunts with me on this trip -- all three were over 65 years old, although relatively fit. Our guides were incredibly patient and helpful throughout the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I took my mother and two aunts with me on this trip -- all three were over 65 years old, although relatively fit. Our guides were incredibly patient and helpful throughout the adventure, which helped put them at ease, especially when they had to hop backwards into the water. I wish I remembered their names! We were lead through two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The caving itself wasn't for me, but wanted to mention how fabulous and hilarious the guides James and Brenton were. They were very entertaining and knowledgeable and helped me get through the caving when l was pretty scared. Thanks guys!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not something I would normally do because I'm a scardy cat but god this was amazing and would recommend it so much. We did the Labyrinth tour win guides Christine & Tyler who were so cool and full of beans, they really got us in the mood and made the most of our time in the caves. Up and down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 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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