Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour

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Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour information and booking

from
$107
Duration
3-hours or 5-hours
Departs from
Waitomo Caves
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
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Tour description provided by Viator

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!

The Black Abyss
Designed for people with a moderate level of fitness, the five-hour invigorating journey includes a minimum of two hours exhilarating underground adventure. Abseil (Rappel) into the awesome limestone tomb to experience the adrenaline rush as you clamber and slide through squeezes, zip into the black water filled abyss and scramble up waterfalls in your pursuit of daylight.

Inside the cave naturally occurring decorations such as stalactites and stalagmites will amaze while the resident glowworms promise to provide a spectacular visual exhibition as you traverse through the subterraneous playground.

Includes: Abseiling training, abseiling 37 metres, caving and walking, cave tubing (black water rafting), glow worms, jumps, flying fox, climbing

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.

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

At the end of your experience enjoy a hot shower, hearty soup and bagel.

What's included

  • 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

What isn't included

  • Entry to waitomo cave museum
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified