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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 August 09 to August 15

Change Dates

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2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$112.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$112.00

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

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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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Turina Wolf from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2019

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Absolutely amazing!

We had an absolutely great time with our guide under the surface and we also had a private tour(it was just us 3🥳). The caves where soo cool and the tubing was so much fun! You could see so many glow worms, it was magic. We had a stop for a break at hard rocks cafe and our guide did an amazing job! Defenetly worth it and an unique experience! One of the coolest adventures here in New Zealand we ever did!

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Tania from New Zealand wrote on 26 July 2020

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Awesome Adventure

An amazing experience for us as kiwis who were wanting to explore the beautiful country we live in. The staff were very friendly and facilities were great. We enjoyed the tour guide who was well versed and knowledgeable in his line of work answering all questions we had about the caves. All in all it was a great introduction for us into adventure tourism. We look forward to returning and trying one of the other adventures.

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Anthea from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

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Tumu Tumu Tubing

What an incredible experience! Our guide Joel was patient, knowledgable and very professional. Thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn! Thank you

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Natasha from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

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What an amazing experience!!

We had researched and looked around at the different activities for a few days before booking this as I don't usually like the cold water idea. We decided to try something different and give it ago. This was the best decision and we have no regrets! Our guide was incredible, so knowledgable and chatty. You get driven out to a local farm where they have showers, wetsuits, jackets and boots. the wetsuits were in great condition and by the time you get these on and all your gear you cannot wait to get wet. We had gone down a couple of days after some rain and therefore there was a decent amount of water which meant we did about half the trip in the water which was my favourite part. This is definitely a good experience and i would strongly recommend!

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