The Legendary Black Water Rafting...

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292 Rankers Reviews

261 Face-to-Face

16 Caving

13 Waitomo

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An Awesome Underground Caving & Rafting Adventure, Simply Amazing!

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water rafting adventure operator. We’ve been sharing thrills and excitement since 1987, and have experienced guides who will take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave.

With exhilarating caving & rafting tours, namely Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and the all new Black Odyssey, to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand's first black water rafting adventure operator. And it's also the only tour that takes you through the incomparable Ruakuri Cave.

Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides have helped The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. achieve an excellent safety record over many years. They can help you step outside yourself and leave with a huge sense of accomplishment.

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North IslandWaikatoWaitomo

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  • Caving

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Allain Riepema's avatar

Allain Riepema

Ranking: 8/10

We would really recommend to do this. It was a great experience. We did the three hours tour. We have also seen the glowworms. The group (12) was too big for us, because we had too much waiting time.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Alex Victor

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

No improvements - kept us entertained for five hours, great food and funny guides - no complaints.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Dominik and Alex

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Cool guide and nice people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Wouter Bleckmann

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

We did a three hour tour through the caves, wearing wetsuits. Equipment and guides were good, but I think it was too expensive for what we got.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Max Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

The tour was awesome and the guide was pretty nice and knew a lot about the cave, eco system and flora/fauna. After a day canyoning, I kind of expected more, but still a great experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Anne Bezanson

France

Ranking: 7/10

Guide was really nice, takes their time to explain, fun way to see the caves. The price!! A lot of time waiting and not visiting the caves. Pictures are an extra $30 and are not good quality - shame!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

Award-2-24px Congratulations The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Traveller Voted Awards 2009 Caving Finalist

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Julian Gury

France

Ranking: 8/10

Unforgettable moment in the Waitomo Caves with a marvellous guide. Just a bit too expensive.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Robert Wolf

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

We did the caving tour for four hours which was plenty of time. It is chilly down there, so be prepared to freeze a bit. Warm soup afterwards could be a bit better.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016