Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I was glad I did the five-hour option but I was tired and ready for my soup by the end! It was really magical - entertaining and well informed guides helped us feel safe throughout.
great trip - well looked after by guides and good fun - be aware that you will not be able to bring cameras or go pros etc as the guides take photos and sell them but they are not too expensive ($30) and you do get a professional promotional video as part of the package.
A must do for anyone with an adventurous spirit. Loved our tour guides. They were instructional, patient, and had a great personality.
Had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend this type of tour for all ages that are physically able.
This was the highlight of our holiday. We saw beautifulP arts of nature while having a lot of fun. The tour guides (scuba and pirate) were terrific and kept us well informed about the caves as we went along. I would definitely recommend this tour - a must do ! Thanks again for the best experience in NZ!,!,
This was amazing. All suited up with wetsuits, the water was cold. Fantastic staff, great jumping from waterfalls, floating in the dark looking up at the glow worms. Recommend it highly.
Excellent round. Extremely, positively, very interestingly and unusually. I recommend to all! ) ) )
Especially there is a wish to mark out my guides - Roger and Pirate for cool spent time
Operators were great, experience was amazing, indescribable. Even though it was cold outside and definitely inside it was well worth it. Could have Done with more pictures inside the cave though
The programme is very well planed with full of fun. Our guides Shanne and Anne are extremely caring and funny! Strongly recommand the 5 hrs programme than the 3 hrs one!
The Black Water Rafting experience was awesome. The guides were fun and informative. Just be aware that if your leaving from Auckland, it is a 2.5 hour drive South. I did not realise this when I booked and we had trouble getting there. There was no public transport that would get us there on time and we ended up having to hire a car, which added to the price. It would be good if a transfer option was included. The tour itself is well worth it though. My teenagers loved it.
our family group of eight had a wonderful time . the course was challenging in parts but such an unreal experience that it well worth it. i can sometimes be a little claustrophobic but no worries here at all. the guides were helpful and informative with a bit of humour attached.definately recommend it
A must do in Waitomo. The guides were incredible and the entire experience was unreal. Although claustrophobic I had a really lovely time inside the cave. The water was freezing but it didnt take too long to get used to it. Watching the glowworms was spectacular.
The only not so great thing - We ended up purchasing a CD of photographs at the end of the tour - but they werent of great quality.
This wasy so awesome. The guies where really great. Will do this again next time we are in NZ, love love loved it!!
Amazing guides, amazing experience, wish Viator offered a package which included transportation to the site!
Definitely a great experience. The guides, Alan and Monkey, were great and the different experiences (rappelling, zip lining, climbing through waterfalls and the amazing glow worms) definitely resulted in a great trip. Would definitely recommend.
Great guides! They provide hot coco and yellow at the bottom of the cave to help keep you warm! One of the greatest experiences I had in North New Zealand. This tour is a MUST for all NZ visitors!
What a way to see the caves and the glowworms. Really Amazing, despite the cold water
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It was an awesome tour and the guides were fantastic!! But we did spend a lot more time in the water than I expected and it was very very cold.
We had a great time. Our guides, Jed and Tom, were very professional, funny and friendly. While the tour was more active than expected, it was an awesome experience and a lot of fun. Not for the claustrophobic or those who don't like to be cold. I would definitely do this again!
Cold water but you do have a wetsuit and the glow-worms are lovely! Dont really have to be able to swim for this, your inner tube does most of the work.
The tour was absolutely awesome, I highly recommend it! However, Viator did not book our trip with the company like they said they would, and we had problems even though it was prepaid! I will never use Viator again!
Great experience, adventurous, thrilling and fun at the same time!
Totally cool! Great guides, great experience, very fun! Would do it again!