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Waitomo Adventures - Black Water Rafting

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

Incorporating the best of blackwater rafting with caving, climbing and swimming - Blackwater Rafting in the TumuTumu Cave 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

Experience a more comprehensive version of blackwater rafting with caving, climbing and swimming - 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. This experience 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.

Fitness Test: If the guide on the day has 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.

Per Person $185.00 (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.

    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.

  • What to bring: Swimwear, shower items, towel, and thick socks that cover the ankle.

Available Bookings from 18 May to 31 May 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per Person$185.00

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  • Per Person$130.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$130.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Person$130.00 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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glennm9 from New Zealand wrote on 03 July 2022

Half day caving adventure

Excellent day in Waitomo navigating through a cave. Our guides drove us down to the start of the cave. The day and what the plan was outlined to us very clearly with some excellent comedy along the way. We were kitted up with our wet suits, helmet and light and off we went into the cave. Inside the cave we had a lot of fun finding tight gaps to squeeze through, mud to crawl in and water to swim and float through. Even though it was winter (and we had just jumped off a plane from hot LA) we were not cold. In the middle of the trip we had a hot drink and snack. That was very nice and rewarding. I highly recommend this experience. It’ was an awesome day that our group very much enjoyed.

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From Waitomo Adventures - Black Water Rafting

Thanks very much Glenn ! Your feedback is much appreciated - and you even liked my jokes - the perfect client ! I feel that you need to come back sometime & try the next level up - Haggas Honking Holes - in the meanwhile Cheers :)

lukej4 from New Zealand wrote on 27 June 2019

Amazing Adventure

Took my parents for my dads 60th and it was awesome. Just the right length, the guides were funny and super knowledgeable and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks Guys!

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jasminb5 from Australia wrote on 05 November 2023

Amazing tour and guide

This tour was amazing. A truly amazing way to view the glow worms and have an adventure. Our guide was funny and took us on some side quests that were a fun challenge

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From Waitomo Adventures - Black Water Rafting

Thanks very much Jasmin. It's so cool that you could come and check out our underground playground! These caves are great places for those who are adventurous of heart.

AnnaLisa Schulz from Germany wrote on 21 October 2023

Blackwater Rafting- top!!!

Das Blackwater Rafting war super!! Das Team war top sowie die Organisation. Der Guide war super, wir sind rundum zufrieden!

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Hey AnnaLisa ! Thank you so much for your generous review . And thank you for visiting our small company - we appreciate your encouragement :)

Gemma Lee from United States wrote on 31 May 2023

Haggas Hoking Holes

What an experience! It was definitely more intense than what I thought it would be. But our two amazing and friendly guides Harris and Craig made us feel assured multiple times throughout the experience so we were able to enjoy the activity even more! Absolutely amazing! Cant wait to come back and check out other activities!

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Thanks very much Gemma!

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