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Waitomo Adventures - Black Water Rafting Tumu Tumu Toobing

Incorporating the best of blackwater rafting with caving, climbing and swimming - TumuTumu ToObing is a great Kiwi adventure not to be missed.

Highlights

  • Blackwater Rafting at it’s best – 2.5hrs underground, about twice as much time underground as any other cave in Waitomo.
  • Utterly stunning glowworm displays
  • An underground terrain that just keeps changing.
  • Small client to guide ratio – 1:6
  • Free personalised photos

Incorporating the best of blackwater rafting with caving, climbing and swimming - TumuTumu ToObing is a great Kiwi adventure not to be missed.

Explore the subterranean scenery of the Tumu Tumu cave taking in the unique glowworms and amazing limestone formations created beneath the earth over millions of years.

Experience the best in black water rafting - TumuTumu ToObing is a fantastic way for almost anyone to see the wonder of Waitomo's underground world first hand.

Waitomo Adventures are a consistent Certificate of Excellence Winner with Trip Advisor and are ranked the number 1 attraction in the area with a 5-star rating - Come and see for yourself why this is a must-do attraction in an experience that will remain with you forever.

Photography: Personalised photos are provided to clients via internet at no extra charge. No client photography equipment is permitted. Please inquire if you require a private photography tour.

Location: 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo

Fitness Test: If the guide(s) on the day have any doubt about a client’s fitness they may ask them to prove it by completing a fitness-test. One quick and simple test we may use is “to step up and down a 20 cm (8 inches) step not less than 45 times in 60 seconds”. We strongly recommend clients complete this test before they book their activity and before they travel to Waitomo. Clients may also be requested to submit to breath-testing for alcohol or other drugs. Where appropriate, guides may at their sole discretion cancel a departure or remove an unsuitable client from a departing trip for any safety-related reason.

Pregnancy: We do not recommend abseiling ( rappelling ) during the 1st and 3rd trimester due to the need to wear a tight-fitting harness across your waist during the abseil.

All pregnant clients wishing to participate in one of our adventure options must provide a medical certificate from their General Medical Practitioner confirming that they are fit for abseiling ( rappelling ) and caving.

This policy is required for us to comply with the NZ Adventure Safety Regulations.

Per Person $160.00 (please see age & weight restrictions below)

What's included

  • 5mm Wetsuit, gumboots and all specialist caving gear.
  • Hot showers provided before heading back to Waitomo.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 1227 Waitomo Valley Road, Waitomo

Notes

  • Important: Discount bookings cancelled by you the customer are strictly non-refundable. Discount bookings cancelled well in advance (48hrs+) may at the operator's sole discretion be eligible for a return voucher to enjoy the activity at another date.

    Minimum Age & Weight: 12 Years, 40kg.

    All children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or mature adult known to the child and aged 18 years and older. 

    Minimum 2 participants per trip. Singles waitlisted to confirm.
  • What to bring: Please bring swimwear, shower items, towel, and thick socks that cover the ankle.

Available Bookings from April 19 to April 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 19 Apr
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Wed 21 Apr
Thu 22 Apr
Fri 23 Apr
Sat 24 Apr
Sun 25 Apr

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$112.00 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Milad Pournik from United States wrote on 28 February 2020

Great fun

I was hesitant given my claustrophobia but ended up having a blast. Joel was a fantastic guide and made us feel safe but also gave us opportunities to challenge ourselves. He also had great information to share with us and gave us plenty of time to enjoy the glowworms. It was also great that he took photos for us and shared them with us without an extra fee. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Ondřej Musil from Czech Republic wrote on 06 April 2021

Great experience

I would love to recommend TTT experience to everyone who is no scared to go caving. Harrison was a great tour guide and I reallly enjoyed it. But pictures could be send by email as a pictures not through the dropbox app for people who dont use this app. IT will make live easier Thank you

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From Waitomo Adventures - Black Water Rafting Tumu Tumu Toobing

Hi Ondrej Thanks for your review. Please contact us if you're still having trouble getting the photos and I will email them to you. It's not practical for us to send everyone's photos by email but we can use this for you if you prefer. Remember we offer FREE photos i.e. EVERY client gets them. Also our internet speed is not very good in this area. Thanks also for visiting us here at Waitomo - I think you should apply for residency !

harryn1 from New Zealand wrote on 06 April 2021

Amazing experience

Would definitely recommend this if you’re doing anything to do with the caves. Great fun, great people

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Nikki Te Wano from New Zealand wrote on 07 February 2021

Highly Recommend

A sight to behold, and something everyone, given the opportunity, should experience. Thank you to Harrison our guide for sharing the history and knowledge of the caves and glow-worms. We are very lucky indeed to have this Taronga in our back yard.

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Sophie Zavaleta from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2021

Great experience 10/10 recommend

My best friend and I absolutely loved the black water rafting tour with Harrison! He was so patient with us and kept us calm!! Walking through the caves and looking at the glow worms was a once in a lifetime experience and the Waitomo Adventures staff were great! Couldn’t recommend more, if it’s on your bucket list, definitely worth it!!

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