Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour
  • Black Water Rafting Experience Waitomo Caves Tour

    If you seek an adventure tour that plays with your senses and provides an unforgettable thrill then this tour is for you. Choose between the Black Abyss or the Labyrinth and let the fun begin!

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977 New Zealand

    The Labyrinth
    This popular tour involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system. As you prepare for your adventure your professional guide will ensure you are properly equipped and teach you some fun techniques before you climb down into nature's underground network for an enjoyable cave tubing experience of a lifetime! Streams spill, twist, turn and join to build a river canyon. Glide with the water as it drops down the hidden waterfall and tumbles down rocky chutes before sliding through vaulted limestone galleries to finally emerge into the dazzling green Waitomo forest.

    Prepare to be amazed at the naturally occurring decorations within the cave including stalactites and stalagmites. This exhilarating journey also provides a spectacular visual display of glowworms.
    At the end of your experience enjoy a hot shower, hearty soup and bagel.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

    Includes: caving and walking, cave tubing (black water rafting), glow worms, small waterfall jump

    Stop At: Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Caves 3977 New Zealand

    The Black Abyss
    Feel the adrenaline as you abseil into the dark, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave. Zipline through a gallery of glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey.

    For the ultimate in adventure caving tours, look no further than the Black Abyss. Descend into the seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave before zip lining through a gallery of illuminating glowworms on this unforgettable journey. Begin your journey by abseiling into the depths of mysterious Ruakuri Cave.

    Explore the subterranean world and discover what lives under the ground in Waitomo Caves as your experienced guides weave you through a glowworm-studded wonderland. Zipline through a gallery of glowworms and jump off cascading underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey. Our trained guides will give you abseil training before you begin your descent underground. After you’ve discovered true adventure in Waitomo, warm up with a hot shower and some hot soup on bagels, on us.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "All participants on this tour must weigh at least 45 kilograms"
    "Water temperature is approximately 10 degrees Celsius"
    "The Waitomo Caves are located 121 miles (195 km) from Auckland. Rountrip transport from Auckland is not included"
    "Please note: the minimum age for following tours are:"
    "The Black Abyss: 16 years of age"
    "The Labyrinth: 12 years of age"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "Please note: the Black Labyrinth tour is a beginner level caving adventure, almost anyone can give it a go!"
    "Bring swimwear & a towel"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"

    • Lugar de comienzo: Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

    • Duración: 5 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Abseiling techniques training (if option chosen)
    • The use of equipment such as tubes, wetsuits, boots, helmets, abseiling devices (if option chosen) and safety equipment
    • Complimentary hot shower, hearty soup and legendary Black Water bagel

    No Incluye

    • Entry to Waitomo Cave Museum
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 59 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Jessica P
      Publicado el Lunes, 30 de diciembre del 2019

      Our family of 8 had the best time ever on this experience! We did the Black Abyss Tour and we are so forever grateful we did. You get to abseil into the cave, then go on a zip line through the dark, all while seeing hundreds of glowworms! It was very cool. You get a few snacks along the way as well to keep you going. The rafting part was very cold, but all of us enjoyed our overall experience. I 100% recommend doing this tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ashley P
      Publicado el Viernes, 06 de diciembre del 2019

      You can see glow worms on another tour, but THIS is the way to do it! We did the Black Abyss Tour, and it was pricey but so worth it. I loved it! The guides do spend a lot of time getting you suited up and explaining things, but I tend to get nervous about physical activities like this, so I'll take all the safety briefing I can get. Our guides were wonderful. We had Jackson, and I feel terrible I can't remember our other guide's name, because he was the BEST! Shorter with nearly buzzed hair and glasses. He was hilarious as well. You don't have to do anything you're uncomfortable with on this trip, but it was challenging and fun. Learning to rappel (abseil) was super cool. I was a little surprised I had to feed the rope to start my descent though; guess my 135 pounds aren't enough.

      I was nervous about jumping into the water because I'm not a strong swimmer, but I was totally fine. You have an innertube for part of it. Your wetsuit keeps you buoyant, and I had no problem on the short stretch where you have to swim. I won't give away all the parts of the tour, but there is a lot of physical activity. There is another way around for almost everything though if you're uncomfortable with any activity. We had a smaller group, which made it more enjoyable too.

      I did not do the waterfall climb out, because I was too nervous, but I regret that, because Jackson was there and would pretty much push you up if you had any trouble at all. Absolutely book this tour! It was probably my favorite thing we did in New Zealand.

      The one and only complaint I have is you're not allowed to bring a camera or Go Pro, which would have been awesome. I do kind of understand, because it would be distracting and slow things down if everyone was trying to get their own photos. The only way you can get pictures is to buy the ones the guides take. The price wasn't bad, and we bought our group's package, but there weren't very many pictures of my husband and me, which was disappointing.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • rjratliff
      Publicado el Viernes, 27 de septiembre del 2019

      The staff was beyond amazing. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. The experience was amazing. While it was cold, it was worth it. They prepare your for that and your determination will warm you up. Pay extra for the 5 hour. You will not regret it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Roni W
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      This experience was amazing! We were a little hesitant since we were doing it in the winter, but it was still totally worth it. If you do it in the winter be prepared to be super cold. They give you everything you need to stay as warm as possible. At the end they even give you the chance to take a much needed hot shower.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mary Anne F
      Publicado el Miércoles, 21 de marzo del 2018

      Amazing!! The guides were wonderful and it was really a spectacular tour. The caves were incredible and the glowworms seemed 'otherwordly'. Just a fantastic experience!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • znorm87
      Publicado el Miércoles, 21 de febrero del 2018

      Lots of fun. Really cool way to explore the caves and see the gloworms!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Travis B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 07 de febrero del 2018

      Simple and easy to register. Dale and Mikayla were fun guide a but also ensured safety, even advising where to put our feet! Wonderful floating and seeing the gloworm. VERY COLD, even by my standards. Hot shower and warm soup was a nice touch at the end.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Betsey
      Publicado el Jueves, 25 de enero del 2018

      This tour was so much fun that we are still talking about it 5 years later! Two thumbs up from us!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Karl P
      Publicado el Martes, 23 de enero del 2018

      Amazing experience, great guides, delicious hot chocolate. I love to do all over again!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ian C
      Publicado el Martes, 19 de diciembre del 2017

      Excellent experience. It was cold but well worth it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Wanyi L
      Publicado el Domingo, 10 de diciembre del 2017

      Black water rafting was a unique experience, and very different from white water rafting. Looking at the glow worms after walking in the caves for a while makes the experience even more memorable. The guides were also very helpful and ensured the safety of everyone in the group.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Bernie
      Publicado el Jueves, 13 de abril del 2017

      Fantastic tour.
      The guides were brilliant and took time to make everyone feel safe.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • mjfecke
      Publicado el Domingo, 29 de enero del 2017

      Amazing tour and experience! The guides made us feel so welcome and really made the experience a blast. So much fun jumping and climbing around the caves! Such beautiful sights and plenty of mesmerizing glow worms all along the way. Soup and bagels at the end were perfect to warm us up

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • wayne
      Publicado el Sábado, 28 de enero del 2017

      Fabulous experience. Our two young hosts guiding us through the experience were just wonderful. We also had a great mix on people in our group. Us five Aussies in our 60's couldn't have been in better hands. Can highly recommend this experience

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Melinda W
      Publicado el Viernes, 13 de enero del 2017

      Thrilling and slightly terrifying but I would say this was the highlight our entire 3-week trip to New Zealand!
      The Wunder Family, Lyons, CO

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • imjungle
      Publicado el Martes, 27 de diciembre del 2016

      A little strength tour but so awesome.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • mauiknutson
      Publicado el Sábado, 26 de noviembre del 2016

      Exhilarating, once in a lifetime experience. We had the luxury of going to the back of the cave since our group was small. Guide was excellent, funny, informative and friendly. Worth the time, drive and money. At first seemed a bit drawn out, but need to have the full effect.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Matt R
      Publicado el Domingo, 25 de septiembre del 2016

      We had an amazing guide, Em who made the trip so much fun as well as informative. On top of that, she was serious about safety so that we knew what to expect. We almost skipped Waitomo because it was a bit out of the way and I'm so happy we wound up doing it. A great, once-in-a-lifetime memory that we'll always have!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Blackpool89
      Publicado el Martes, 31 de mayo del 2016

      Absolutely fantastic, guides were great and loads of fun. Pictures were well worth buying and not extortionate as with some other places. Highlight of our 2 month trip!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Nancy H
      Publicado el Sábado, 07 de mayo del 2016

      It was such a unique adventure experience, I am not sure you can do this anywhere else. The guides were very safe, informative and funny.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Shelley B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 06 de abril del 2016

      What a fun experience! Our guides were great...a little chilly towards the end....but such a great experience! I would not recommend for someone who can't swim though.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Bentley O
      Publicado el Jueves, 24 de marzo del 2016

      We had a great time!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Anne I
      Publicado el Miércoles, 02 de marzo del 2016

      It was great experience! It needed a bit courage and pretty good health :

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Natalia N
      Publicado el Miércoles, 17 de febrero del 2016

      Exciting adventure

        Calificación General: 10/10

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