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Waitomo Caves: Labyrinth Black Water Rafting Experience

1. Waitomo Caves: Labyrinth Black Water Rafting Experience

Float down an underground river, slip into fast waters, jump off a small waterfall and take in the magic of the glowworm grotto of Ruakuri Cave on this Black Labyrinth adventure. Put on your gear and learn from professionally trained guides that will take you ziplining, rafting, and caving.  Check in for your black water adventure in Waitomo. Get all your equipment and instructions from your guide before you begin the subterranean journey. Leap over cascading waterfalls and weave and climb through a glowworm-studded wonderland. After an energized trip, float serenely down the underground river. Enjoy the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Ride a stream that twists and turns through a canyon, and tumble down a hidden waterfall and rock slide before emerging into the sun-dappled Waitomo forest. The rafting base is located a short distance outside Waitomo Caves village. This is the booking and assembly point for all black water rafting expeditions. It is also the home of the Long Black Cafe, where you'll find delicious food, coffee, and friendly Kiwi service. 

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

This was the best day we traveled over from taupo, a huge thankyou to MAX' Micah, Leah and of course the girl at check in/out Toni :-) you guys were the best !!! so caring and thoughtful - made our day very awesome THANKYOU for this special day x

This rafting experience was so much fun! The staff was incredibly helpful and made us feel safe at all times. One of the highlights of our honeymoon!

Callie, Katie, and B did a fantastic job helping us around the caves. We really enjoyed it - especially the glow worms! What a great experience :)

Wonderful hosts, spectacular glow worms, so much fun. Not too scary but enough of a thrill to be exciting. Highly recommend.

great care and spectacular tubing with lots of fireflies.