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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location: Waitomo, New Zealand
  • Duration:  3-hours or 5-hours

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

A must do for anyone with an adventurous spirit. Loved our tour guides. They were instructional, patient, and had a great personality.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend this type of tour for all ages that are physically able.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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!,!,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

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.

fdik
Russian Federation

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2011

good guides, awesome fun.. well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

Spectacular. Perfect organization. Amazing final step.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

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.

Simon G
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2011

This wasy so awesome. The guies where really great. Will do this again next time we are in NZ, love love loved it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

Amazing guides, amazing experience, wish Viator offered a package which included transportation to the site!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2011

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

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!

John V
Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

What a way to see the caves and the glowworms. Really Amazing, despite the cold water

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

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!

KylieS
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

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!

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2008

Great experience, adventurous, thrilling and fun at the same time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2008

Totally cool! Great guides, great experience, very fun! Would do it again!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

Had a great time and was really looking forward to this adventure. Jumping backward into the river was a little scarry but ok. Glad we practiced before we needed to do it for real in the cave.

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