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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6219
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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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585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6219

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the black Labrynth tour and it was awesome. The guides were really helpful and friendly and all the equipment was really good quality. I accidentally left a jacket behind and the express posted it back to me the next day.

Thank Dane G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was something my husband wanted to do and it turned out to be my favourite trip. As mentioned in other reviews there are lots of great thrills for adrenaline junkies like us but the guides make sure you are safe and comfortable all the...More

Thank KimCal28
Reviewed 3 days ago

While what you see in reality isn't going to match the brochure pictures, it's still well worth the money for the caving experience. We went on the cheaper "Black Labyrinth" tubing option, and after being kitted out in wet suit, helmets and boots we were...More

Thank eo227
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the Black Labyrinth trip. Booked online a few hours before, and got a 15% discount. Our trip was the last of the day (4 pm), and our group comprised 6 people. I think the maximum is 12, and having a smaller group meant...More

Thank PaulK1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to explore a glowworm cave! I was really blown away by this activity, and the information they give you along the way is really interesting as well. Jumping backwards off waterfalls, winding you way through the cave and floating silently while looking...More

Thank fiachi2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Blackwater Rafting 24 years ago and returned again with our older teenage children. What a blast! A great family bonding experience. And the glowworms are so unique. Philip and Jack made sure we had a great time. And safety was part of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best activities to do in Nz. It's total fun. We went there in full winter and had the possibility to make the tour being the only customers. Our guide, Phil, has been excellent. Super friendly professional funny but also extremely ready to...More

Thank Flyerzblog
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did do de Abyss Black Water Rafting and it where the 5 most incredible hours of our lives. Mike and Nikki were are guides and they were amazing! You feel completely safe with them and if you don't make them laugh, they will let...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made the activity black water labyrinth. This is a 3 hours cave exploration in a underground rive inside a floating bouee. This was a great and very funny experience. Guides are very friendly and we could also see some glowing worms inside the cave....More

Thank bigjo30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These 3h our trip was one of the best experiences I've had on a day trip. Everyone who's travelling the north island MUST DO this trip. I've done this trip in July which is in the middle of the Kiwi winter, even though it was...More

Thank Jenny R
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4 April 2017|
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Response from RuakuriCave | Property representative |
Some good answers here. A great way to get a discount is by joining one of the tours like Haka Tours or Kiwi Experience. Maui/britz/mighty campervans often have discount vouchers for Waitomo products, or pre purchase The... More
Sayali D
21 February 2017|
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Response from RuakuriCave | Property representative |
Hi Sayali, swimming helps but is not required for either adventure, but an understanding of the environment is. You will be walking through shallow but sometimes fast moving water (which is why the recommended weight is... More
Lucy H
3 February 2017|
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Response from RuakuriCave | Property representative |
5 feet is correct! Feels higher going backwards and in the dark, but remember all jumps are optional - just watch someone else do it first! Got any stupid mates? Logan