The Legendary Black Water Rafting...

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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 over 2 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 almost 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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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 about 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 about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Nolan Townsend

United States

Ranking: 9/10

They run a great tour. Had a great time tubing through glowworm caves with a hot bagel and soup at the end!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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May

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

The guides were really nice and considerate. It was a great adventure, wild and fun. Worth the drive and the nice staff and the experience.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Stephanie Still

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Well run and safe experience. Different options available based on confidence level.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sebastiaan

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great underground scenery, including rivers, waterfalls, limestone formations and glowworms. Plenty of activities that can be done, but the Black Abyss tour has it all!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Olivier Anciaux

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Nice to have seen the Waitomo Caves and the glowworms on a tour which has to be guided. The instructors were good entertainers, I enjoyed the activity but was not impressed by any challenge or difficulty!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Mark Haydon

England

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant trip on Black Labyrinth, ably looked after by Tim and Cam. Some of the kit was showing signs of wear, but given the terrain this should be expected. At each stage there was a careful, but not excessive brief. Not wanting to give anything away, this is a recommendation for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Christian Krause

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Swimming in caves with a worm-made night sky. For once the commercial photos are not misleading. The tour is fun, demanding and a cool/cold experience.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Heidi Hipp

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice glowworms. Not enough action.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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shelley smith

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

This was my favorite experience in all of New Zealand. The caves were amazing. What a thrilling way to experience them by floating along in the water. The staff were excellent in guiding us along the streams and keeping us all together. They were positive and funny. At one point we all hooked together in a line (about 10 rafters) and turned off our headlights as we gazed up in wonder at the twinkling glow worms. It was like a night sky!
We also enjoyed the warm soup and showers afterwards!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Dahlia Ahmed

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Vanesha Patel

England

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant staff, quick response online to enquiries. They added an extra time slot to help accomodate us as it was sold out. Experience was outstanding, great guides to help you enjoy!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Franziska Hohmann

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Cool tour, but it was freezing and the staff were not really friendly and welcoming to a group of girls. Too expensive.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Alice Melker

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, food and shower after the tour. Sometimes good pictures.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lukas Seager

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience with a small group of people in the caves in Waitomo.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Signe Broedbaek

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

We did the most expensive trip (zipline, waterfall, climbing etc) and it was a unique experience. But definitely overpriced!! A lot of waiting (very large groups).

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Joe Rogers

England

Ranking: 8/10

This was a great experience including abseiling, zip lining and tubing with the glowworms. It was enjoyable and lasted most of the day. I would recommend this if you wanted a more adventurous way to see the glowworms.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Lauren Dinnage

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A dream! Magical! I did the five hour abseiling and toobing tour with Black Water Rafting. This is a must do in New Zealand. 40-60 metres underground. Swimming under millions of glowworms! WOW!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Laura Moore

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely loved it! Amazing experience to float silently through a tunnel of glowworms. Jumping off waterfalls and feeling our way through cave corridors was something I will never forget. Our guides were great, too.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ricardo Kalbhen

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The price is alright. Good and experienced guides, not too hard, good fun but quite old gear.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nora Hoethoefer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great tour guides, good fun, perfect money for value proportion.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Cosmo Hartuna

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great adventure, one of the best day trips I have ever done. And it is the best way to explore the cave.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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James Newton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Slightly intimidated by the small opening of rocks leading in to the caves as it was small and I was worried I might be claustrophobic. But once I was in it was an incredible one of a kind experience!! The information on the glowworms was great.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Verena

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was absolutely amazing!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Kirsten Gehrenbeck

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Guides and service were really good and professional and the caves were really interesting. The rafting was really fun although I expected it to have more action. Only negative point is that the pictures that are taken are very expensive and no good.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Janine

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Black water rafting is very nice but expensive, you are able to do lots of other things there.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Tamara

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

More adventure as expected. Just a little bit too expensive, but still good!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anna Bouteloup

France

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! I really enjoyed it! Climbing, rafting, glowworm watching. The best!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Michaela Bartotini

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome experience - do the 'Abyss', 4-6 hours in the caves. Abseiling in was the scariest part!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Elizabeth Nash

England

Ranking: 6/10

A fun experience. Great to see glowworms and the rafting was fun - however, not very adrenaline filled. You can have the same experience from a boat. Good guides.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Marc

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Black Labyrinth: Adventurous walk through the caves for approximately two hours. Amazing views of the glowworms (look like stars in the sky), but in the end my hands and feet were cold (uncomfortable). Price is a bit too high also.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jade Cownley

England

Ranking: 8/10

Did the Abyss Tour - really enjoyed the adventure but much too expensive for what it is and not much 'black water' rafting. Enjoyed the little surprises like the flapjacks and hot chocolate!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Emma

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience
Did the Black Abyss tour and was great fun - seemed a bit slow going in parts but it was a really fun experience.
Would recommend this experience - worth the money as it is such a long experience and you're doing so much - abseiling, climbing up waterfalls, looking close up to glowworms and heaps more.
Other people we went with were great fun and guides were funny and made the experience
A bit disappointing that I couldn't take my go pro down with me.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2015

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Emma Keegan

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Loved this experience. Well worth the money. Guides were so friendly and funny. Food was nice after the freezing cold water in the caves. Would definitely do it again!!!!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Ives van der Sluijs

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Little disappointed, they offer you a three hour tour but it only take 1 and a half hours, the rest is changing time and picture time.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Robert Wieclawski

Poland

Ranking: 5/10

Bought 5 hour Absys.
Expectation: adrenaline push adventure in deep and dark cave world with Legendary Company.
Like:
- caves inside are awesome
- glowormes cloacked cave's cailings looked very nice
- crawling in caves labirynth in water 1m deep was interesting

Do not like:
- not so much adrenaline
- quite high price
- own free-hand cameras not permited - found no reason for that, it was not so unsafe downthere
- photos taken by our guides are pure quality
- too much odd, useless timetaking activities inside (like "water aerobic")
- 8 participants on a tour is too much - a lot of wasted time when waiting for others

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jonny Ronnblom

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Half day tubing, a small adventure, beautiful to see all the glowworms in the cave!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Caroline Jonsson

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Fun and beautiful with the glowworms. Half day tubing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Laura

Finland

Ranking: 10/10

We went to the caves with tubes to see glowworms, water was freezing but experience was amazing! We were underground for a few hours and our guides were great!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Hannah Watt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Bought this cheap on GrabOne, great value for money, would have liked to spend more time rafting.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Robert Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

It took us quote long until we were in the cave, but in the cave it was very interesting.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Patricia Erni

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff but the instruction was way too long.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Becky

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Exciting and different thrill seeking activity underground. Although pretty chilly water, still had a great time despite being a bit apprehensive.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Fun tour but not as adrenalin filled as I thought it would be.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Paolo Cases

Philippines

Ranking: 3/10

Too expensive!! They say five hours (but it takes 1 hours to prep and 1 hour to get back). Cameras should be permitted (it is not so dangerous inside).

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Kathrin Lerch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice hot showers, hot soup after the trip, instruction was a bit too long.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Christina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Complimentary food and hot showers. Small group and good guides.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Joanna Mulcahy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

5 hour Black Abyss Tour is the best option - inc 35 metre abseil down tomo, tubing through limestone caves to see glowwowrms, waterfall, jumps and climbs.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Dana

Germany

Ranking: 2/10

Totally crowded and the guides were bored and annoyed. We floated through Ruakuri Cave in the dark which allowed us to see the glowworms but not the spectacular cave. Waste of money.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really loved the guides (Matty & Claire). We always felt safe and secure. A magnificent way of seeing the caves and their glow worms.
Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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James Russell

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great day of abseiling, rafting and climbing. The glowworms were amazing.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Tobias Thull

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Awesome glowworms, lot of fun, friendly staff, nice activity. High prices, too many people.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Marine

France

Ranking: 8/10

Scary but awesome experience with really interesting and helpful guides.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Anne Collet

France

Ranking: 10/10

At Waitomo Cave, really great activity to see glowworms and caves. A little bit expensive.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Camille Gagnant

France

Ranking: 10/10

Visiting Waitomo Caves, rafting, swimming, looking at glowworms, great activity.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Jeremy

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Although rather expensive, it is definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. The tour itself is great fun, adventurous, educative, and well-organised! A detail surely worth mentioning: the little "cookies/hot drinks" breaks cleverly planned throughout the tour.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Lenka Dvorauova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience-just fun, exciting and cool-I expected a little more adventure after all the reviews.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Jan Pekarek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 7/10

Great tour, perfect guide, I expected more adventure and rafting.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ken S

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant. Did the labyrinth which involves floating through a pitch black cave on an inner tube. We were given full wet suits including footwear, and crash hats with lights. Needed it too, the water was freezing. Masses of glow worms on the ceilings which looked like stars when we turned off our lights. Some sections we linked together and floated through in the dark. most sections we did unlinked. some in the dark and some with our headlights on. Had to jump backwards over 2 waterfalls (one for practise). Also did some walking through the caves. But a brilliant experience, a highlight of our trip and I'm 66.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Christian Marzy

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

This was an really amazing adventure! Waitomo itself is so beautiful and the black labyrinth tour makes it even better! Altough you spend the most time inside the cave consider doing it on a warm day.

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Its really special and i will never forget that day!

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Silvia-Marie Bront

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant - black abyss in Waitomo.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Jean Raisin

France

Ranking: 7/10

Black Labryinth Tour - fun.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Tina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great experience, a bit too epxensive.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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TJ and Julie Edwards

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Our guides has us laughing from the first minute. Saturday February 10th, 11.15am tour. What a special experience. A little pricey at $119each. but hey.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Kyle Guffei

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

In Waitomo. The tour was unique, the guides were very knowledgable and great. Checking out the glowworms while floating on a tube in the cave was awesome!!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Fabian and Teresa

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Being 56m under the ground and walking and jumping into the dark with glowworms at the ceiling is amazing!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Reinier Timmer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice tour of the caves and glowworms in a tube.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Barbara

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good guides, amazing experience (Black Labryinth tour), warm food and shower to warm up afterwards.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Alastair MacDonald

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The Black Labryinth tour was great fun, very enjoyable and exciting! Only negative was tour only lasted 2.5 hours rather than the three that was stated on the website.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Moorman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very good tour, perfect guides!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Cennart ud Brock

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Tubing at Waitomo Caves. Good experience to see the caves and the glowworms.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Pietersen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice experience to see glowworms and be in a cave. Well organised, too bad we had a group with people of which some of them could not swim. This slowed down the group.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Nikki Bentley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Very enthusiastic staff, perhaps made you feel a bit of a gap year, despite no one in group being that age. Great fun though. Slightly old and smelly wetsuits given but soon forgotten when in cave.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ben Simons

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Duncan Mallison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Waitomo - great value trips. Take safety seriously but also ensure that you have fun. Groups are not too large and the free bagel and soup at the end of the caving are most welcome!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Eline Vakentijn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It is fun, way too short!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Preben vil Helmsen

Denmark

Ranking: 7/10

Too expensive compared to time and adventures.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sebastian Rossbach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great adventure, great trip, really cold water.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Simon Fry

England

Ranking: 8/10

I really enjoyed this but some members of my party would have preferred a bit more extreme rafting with the tubes.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Franziska & Katrin

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Short tour, black water rafting with rafting, great glowworms, very touristic.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ursi Meier

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Very well trained guides, very calm in a not easy environment down the caves!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Graham Swinyard

England

Ranking: 9/10

Labyrinyth Tour (Waitomo Caves). Informative, friendly guides, unique trip + soup and bagels!!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Roger ter Horst

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

A funny tour but we expected more adventure.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lindblom

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Fun, expensive. A lot of information from the guide. Bad $20 for the CD with photos from the tour. >50% were of photos from other tours.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Adam Critchley

England

Ranking: 9/10

Very good (Black Labryinth Tour) very friendly and lots of fun.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Deana Peters

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

I did not like being in a cave with all the roaring water.... but the look of all the glowworms was beautiful - it was an exciting activity.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Mats Harstedt

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Well arranged with many actitivities. Good guides but too expensive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Andrea Bircher

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent tour into the Waitomo Caves, great guides, very professional. Just a bit pricey for one hour in the caves.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Tayler Gray

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Good staff and price, snacks on trip, great day.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Stefan Nitsch

Austria

Ranking: 8/10

Labryinth Tour was a great experience, very nice, 12 people per group was a bit too much, expensive (sold as $115 for three hours - only 1 hour in cave).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Malaea_Tangi01

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I loved water rafting. It was awesome. My favourite part was jumping off the cliff. That was amazing. Also the last rapid where we did 'dead ants'. haha I laugh everytime I think about it. I loved our leader- Luke aka 'Trigger'. haha He was hilarious. Sharing his jokes with us was the best part. haha There is nothing that I take back from that experience. Thank you all so much for such an awesome hilarious opportunity. :)

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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visser01

United States

Ranking: 9/10

My husband and I are 25 and we thoroughly enjoyed this experience! It was an exciting way to be able to experience the glow worms. The guides were informative as well safety conscious. Some skill was required to climb out of the cave, but there is an easy way out apparently. No cameras are allowed in the cave but you can buy pictures after the trip.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in October 2011

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Julia Balionis

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome, friendly guides and very encouraging.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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pauliebates

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Went on black labyrinth tour with Aaron and Elsie. Had such a brilliant time with them laughing the whole way they are mad and know the caves so well. The groups are small so everyone is looked after well. Excellent experience jumping backwards off waterfalls floating through the cave watching the glowworms on the ceiling! You don't have to be fit, just up for a laugh! Everybody should do it!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Stefanny Ling

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Did Black Labryinth Blackwater Rafting Tour. Great guides who made sure to give clear instructions of where to step/go (ie big hole demonstration to right of waterfall jump was fun). Would have liked better quality pictures.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Franzi & Tobi

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Waitomo Black Water Rafting was beautiful, a lot of action, very nice touring guys. Small groups, funny - it was very good, but expensive!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Lindsey Clough

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Go with the Original Black Water Rafting Company - we did the Labrynth tour and it was the best activity ever. Really friendly guides - an incredible experience you won't forget.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Houstons

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

It was a unique experience but we didn't think it was very professional or value for money. After forking out over $800 (family of 5), I would have expected the photographs to be in focus. The guides are friendly, and seem experienced, however the wetsuits and helmets smell and have seen better days.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in May 2011

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Jordy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Had a fantastic time, would recommend to anyone

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in May 2011

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rgoodwi3

United States

Ranking: 10/10

One of the more expensive trips that we did while in NZ, but WOW. The guides were great fun and made what would have been a cool experience absolutely fantastic.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Jo Meekley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Top quality guiding and information. Snacks provided part of the way round. Terry, our guide, made the whole experience enjoyable.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Katherine Forward

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great fun and fab way to see the glow-worms!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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English_Campers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

amazing nothing less

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Ellie Thompson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Float down the river looking up at glowworms. Absolutely amazing.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Johanna & Mark

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Good fun, but the wetsuits were quite old and a bit smelly.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Julia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing day! Staff were fantastic - really encouraging and fun. What an adventure!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Natalie Maguire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good guides, beautiful caves, Other tours on offer but a little pricey.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Shirley

United States

Ranking: 6/10

Purchased the combo, covers train. First one Ruakuri Cave was great, very intersting, guide was great. Seemed Aranui tour guide left without one of her group. Glow worm tour was OK.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Marty Fey

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Very organised company that provides a great black water rafting experience. Pricey but worth it.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Stefanie

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Black Abyss. Lacked action.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Amanda Neall

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Very fun, great guides. Did the Black Labryinth Tour and had a great time. The photo CD is worth the purchase.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Barry Barnes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent tour - well organised, fun, informative.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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soph_p

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great - friendly, reassuring guides, excellent experience.

A little pricey, but as are all of these types of activities in NZ.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in October 2010

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Matthew Franklin

England

Ranking: 10/10

Black labryinth tour through Waitomo Caves. Hard to explain if you have not done it, it is so unlike anything else. Tubing through a cave illuminated by the magical blue lights of the glow worms. Mind blowing. And you get soup - what are you waiting for?

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Justin Pearce

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Extremely fun day. But extremely expensive.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Annelie & Martin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A thing you do only once in your life! Expensive, but a great experience, good organisation and nice guide!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Matthijs Muijsers

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We did the Black Abyss Tour, on a discount. It was great!

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dave and Emma

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really fun trip with lots of exciting activities. Our guides were excellent and really funny and friensly.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Claire Hoyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Gloworm Caves at Waitomo. AMAZING! Really good underground tubing experience and the glow worms were lovely. Lots of fun.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Michelle Booty

England

Ranking: 9/10

This was my favourite day of touring NZ so far. We had 2 guides for 7 peole and were taken into a cave in Waitomo to do abseiling, climbing, tubing and lots more activities, we also saw glow worms. The guides were very encouraging and supportive and knowledgable, not just about the activity, but also information about the cave.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jenny

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Fun and safe caving adventure. Ideal to challenge yourself if scared of caving.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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E M Klap

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Black Abyss Tour - lots of fun and exhilirating action and you see the glow worms up close. A perfect mix of action.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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C Gobl

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Waitomo Caves - excellent.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Shoe

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good trip- enjoyed

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Julie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the Black Abyss. So much fun, and guides were excellent! It was one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. I liked that there were 2 guides and only about 8 or so people. I had never been caving, zip-lining, or abseiling. I certainly wasn't disappointed. At first, I thought it was pricey, but I certainly believe it was well worth the money. Best way to see glowworms with an outstanding adventure included.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in October 2010

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Lance

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great tour. Not too difficult.
Second the gloves comment.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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katiec82

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Just returned from doing the ''Black Labryinth'' tour today.
What can I say, I absolutely loved it. Excellent value for money & our guide Aaron was a total gem. Really informative & I felt completely safe with him as a guide!
I would definitly recommend the Black Water Rafting company & hopefully we'll be back some day. I might even work up the courage to do the Black Abyss!
Thanks heaps guys & keep up the great work :)

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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astridaus

Austria

Ranking: 7/10

Nice tour but not as amazing as I expected from the price.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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rustytrombone

Poland

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic!
Gloves as mentioned below would have helped with the sharp rocks, but it really was an amazing experience floating through the cave in complete darkness. Shame my wife chickened out at the last minute though.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Peter Tres

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Special thanx to the photograph

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Don Keith

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great tour but expensive.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Don & Alice

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome experience!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Theta

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

I did the "Black Abyss" abseilling and black water rafting tour. Absolutely amazing glow worms and cave formations. Very cool tour. Knowledgeable and experienced guides give you lot of information and commentary. The term black water rafting is a bit misleading though, you lay in a tube and drift along a gentle stream.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Michael Maddams

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good fun, caves & glow worms were great. Should have had gloves though, hands frozen very quickly & had to paddle through water near sharp rocks.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Tim Stick

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great afternoon, well looked after a little too much singing crap songs in the cave.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jannievan Osnabrugge

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Black Labyrinth tour - nice tour nice guides (Snappy and Vashti). Had fun!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mitchell Mapletree

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Did this in 1993 & again this year. A lot fancier set up now but the same great attitude & good organisation.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Krause

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Glowworms are beautiful, but the trip was boring, we must wait a lot of time for nothing1 (in the cold water) it was so much money for so less action.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Toni

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well worth doing, don't leave NZ without doing it!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Anna

United States

Ranking: 9/10

A fun, interesting way of caving. Sitting in the tubes through the glow worms was amazing. Wish it has been longer for the cost, but was an enjoyable activity.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Pam K

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing adventure. Very well looked after. Made me feel like I was 30 something (I'm actually 52). Only down side - I brought special postage stamps there $1.50. Found out later it costs $1.80 for a postcard. Will they arrive?

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Nick

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Good all round. Glow worms were spectacular.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Caitriona Doyle

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Glow worms a must see.Great fun, 2 very sociable & approachable guidesfor 1/2 day "Black Labyrinth" tour.Very educational. Felt safe throughout. soup & Bagels appreciated. Recommenable. Perhaps longer for price paid.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Martÿn Steenvoorden

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The Black Water rafting ain't as spectacular as you expect it to be, but it's a fun way to see the glow worms... They are spectacular!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Christy

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Black labyrinth tour. If you like to get wet and cold. But the best thing is that there are no grey haired people and you see amazingly lots of glow worms!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Steven Walsh

England

Ranking: 4/10

Over dramatised + not what it says in advert.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Bettina illmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good instructions, friendly staff, good fun.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Emily and Alex

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We did the Black Abyss caving, abseil and flying fox package. It was an awesome experience, pushed our boundaries! Definitely worth it!!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ulyate

South Africa

Ranking: 7/10

The trip was awesome, soup & bagels & hot showers afterwards. Guides were slightly annoying - the tour "script" needs updating. Overall would recomend this trip!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Andrea and Craig Swinson

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

We did their 5-hour Waitomo Caves tour and it rocked. There was no wasted time - it was full of adventure and fun. The guides were invested in making sure we enjoyed ourselves. Very good value!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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andres

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great tour, excellently planned and guided, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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purplekat99

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Freakin' fantastic! I love only-in-NZ activies and this has to be one of them. It had it all: repelling, tubing, swimming, jumping all while in a cave! The 6 hour tour is maybe 30 minutes too long, but I wouldn't do any other tour but this one!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in October 2007

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sanneb1

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

It was good price value plus great guides and tour.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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catdonjaime

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Blackwater rafting 6 hour expidition. Super amazing staff and experience.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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vernenal

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Black labyrinth tour - it was great!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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anniest

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience in a glowworm cave.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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gerhardm

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A professional guided tour with interesting things to see and feel. Funny instructors :) Worth the money ($105 for the wet tour of 2.5 hours)

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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SBlake

England

Ranking: 10/10

Blackwater rapids (tubing) very friendly entertaining guides great fun, exciting but cold. Great showers and hot soup afterwards.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Steve Harper

England

Ranking: 8/10

Excellent guides and a professional outfit. Took real care of you no matter what nationality or ability. NZ$95 for a 3hr trip full of fun and darkness.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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PatH

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Dark, wet and a little cold. GREAT.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rob Boston

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Yay, three thumbs up! Did the Black Abyss which was just an awesome trip. A bit eerie (in a cool way) floating through the darkness. Our guide was really nice and the wetsuits and changing facilities are all top. And nothing beats that soup and bagels at the end!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in October 2007

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Evan

Norway

Ranking: 9/10

Help guides with good commentaries. A great trip and worth the fare.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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WinstonH

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, funny people, good fun, excellent service.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Silhan

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent, superior guides, adventurous minus cold water - not fault of company.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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clairet

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Brilliant trip, the guides are great fun, in control and good value for money.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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FloorN

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice. We did alot of different things. Good, organised and clear explanations.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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OllyD

England

Ranking: 9/10

Great fun and good value for money.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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CarolineZ

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Adventure, thrilling. Having a laugh with the crew. Very nice experience.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Sofie

Sweden

Ranking: 9/10

Absolutely awesome!! We did the Black Labyrinth tour. Wetsuits, boots, tube and helmet was provided, our 2 guides were very good and entertaining. The water was a bit cold, but nothing the hot soup and shower at the end couldn't cure.
A must-do in NZ!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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glennandjen

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Had a great time - very cold but nothing the hot soup at the end couldn't sort!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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LaurensD

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Too short for what it is. Makes you feel like another one. Waiting for a turn (expensive) on the attraction.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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zoed

England

Ranking: 8/10

All equipment provided. Tour guides are great and full of energy. Tour seemed to be over pretty quickly. Maybe a bit more info about the caves would have been useful. Hot showers and soup at end :)

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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AbigailB

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The Abyss is a must.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Sally477

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Black Labyrinth Tour - awesome fun! Hilarious outfits, great guides - Brad and Vashil, amazing glow worms, it was cold but there were hot showers, soup and bagels on offer afterwards. I amazed myself by jumping off the waterfalls backwards and in the dark! The only bad thing was that we bought a CD of photos but there was a mix up so we have ended up with photos from a different trip - very disappointing. I emailed the company and they have promised to send me the correct photo CD by post. Update: The correct photo CD arrived yesterday as promised!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Ide

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great tour, tubing into darkness & get up close with the glow worms. Our first encounter with New Zealand humour - 1hr underground is not long enough.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Olga

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very fun to do! The glow worms are amazing! More time in the caves would be nice!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Sam

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Very cold but they were able to make us feel comfortable & safe.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Christopher

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Full 5hr tour - abseiling, tubing, cave climbing - unforgettable experience.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kim

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice, helpful people. Great excursion, great tour. We were lucky that there was only a group of 5 people.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Marc

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Great cave experience. Good, clean wetsuits. very nice guide to make us see the caves safely. Nice cd.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Elizabeth

United States

Ranking: 10/10

A must do for everyone. Once in a lifetime experience of natural beauty.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Tom

England

Ranking: 9/10

Black Abyss. A good 2 hours underground which was great. It's another world down there. If you do do it then it is worth watching the 'descent' before it. Glowworms amazing.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Tom

England

Ranking: 9/10

Black abyss tour. Really fun and a good amount of time spent underground. Would do it again.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rafael

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fascinating, very good even for beginners but a bit too expensive for a rank 10.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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soccaplaya14

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Staff was great, and it was really fun. I wouldn't say it was it was as crazy as sky diving/bungy jumping but it is definitely worth the experience/money

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Simon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant experience, brilliant staff.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Melanie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very different! A bit uncomfortable, wet & cold but fun. Great way to experience Waitomo Glowworm Caves & see the pretty glowowmrs. Guides were friendly & reassuring.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Rob

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Brilliant experience - just wish it had lasted longer.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Simon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Exciting & entertaining.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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orianne

France

Ranking: 8/10

Not as scary and thrilling as it sounds but the glow worms are amazing to look at and it is still a quite fun moment to spend in the (cold) water. The crew was also entertaining. Maybe better to go for the long version is you want more adventure feeling.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Florian

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Cold, dark and very cool.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Martha

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Not as exciting as advertised - more tranquil! But fun, extremely friendly guides & limestone caves/glowworms well worth a visit.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Thamar

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Waitomo Caves, great company, you get good fun for your money!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Karen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I am scared of heights, confined spaces & the cold yet I had the most fun & laughs in a long time. Guides had thought of everything to make the experience fun, safe & warm.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Denis

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Go caving, see glowworms, have a sweet adrenaline filled experience underground.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kim

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great fun! Unique experience!!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Erik

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Fun to do! It's a complete new way to discover the caves!! I liked it but you should be a little bit sporting and you must be able to to resistant to small places.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Lucas

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Great guides, very safe, very cold water.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jorn

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The guide was very good, friendly and helpful. Good snacks during the tour.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Hazel

Ireland

Ranking: 6/10

Was expecting it to be a bit more extreme by what I read on it and was a bit expensive for what you get.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Andrew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good fun activity - range of activities to suit abilities.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jess

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Great fun. Lots of scary, small gaps to fit through.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Tim

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting, fun and exciting.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Jacinta

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Very enjoyable - great experience! Equipment could be improved - new wetsuits would improve comfort levels.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ben

England

Ranking: 10/10

Instructors were brilliant. Explained caving system so well.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Black Abyss. Great time. Staff very friendly, funny, plus they made me feel really safe.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely amazing.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Kees

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Mass tourism. Be a number. Same jokes 20x a day.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Jorn

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The guide was really friendly and helpful. They gave us good snacks during the tour which kept us going.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Brian

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Black water Rafting is an experience unlike anything else I have tried in my life. It's expensive and I nearly didn't go, but very glad I did. I would recommend to anyone. Great guides.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Nikki Gray

England

Ranking: 9/10

I was actually surprised how much I loved the Black Water Rafting - I now wish I had gone for the longer Black Abyss tour now, but thought it was too expensive at the time.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Tim

England

Ranking: 8/10

These guys offer a good trip, but I also went out with Waitomo Adventures and they were even better.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Mike Dudey

England

Ranking: 8/10

Maybe a bit over priced! A little tame but a brilliant experience - a quality activity.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Michael White

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Bridie and Steve were truly wacky guides, their enthusiasm contributed to a wonderful experience underground.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Erin White

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Black Abyss tour. Wonderful guides and an interesting experience. Recommended if you want to see glowworms and have a little fun along the way. The staff made this tour truly memorable.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Heckter

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Caves very nice. Many glowworms. The clothes provided were old.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Benjamin Krein

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Good. Both guides good - nice trip.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Tony Wicks

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Instructors were good, made it really funny. Jumped off two underground waterfalls! Glowworms were wicked as well.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Bethany Webster

United States

Ranking: 10/10

They were excellent.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Hannah Holmes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Wetsuits were old, cold, wet and full of holes. Good soup and bagels. Glowworms were ace.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Miranda

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The trip was shorter than we were told it would be.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Amy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

So much fun. Brilliant guides who kept us laughing for 5 hours. Just the right level of danger. Tea and Chocolate also a bonus half way through.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Gina

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Black Abyss Tour. 5 hour trip. Best activity I've done in NZ. Ross and Zane are really cool instructors that had everyone enjoying themselves. Abseiled in, looked at glow-worms, climbed waterfalls, jumped off a cliff. Recommend to everybody. Was cold though!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Julie

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Included a wide variety of activities during the tour. Great value for $$ and the guides were hot + informative and helpful.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Katharina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing! Absolutely a 10. So much fun.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Juliet

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent. Great team spirit - Friendly, supportive, encouraging and overall must do.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Laura

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Black Abyss. Brilliant staff - fun and exhilarating day plus very informative and entertaining.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Porrie

Ranking: 8/10

I had a great time on the Abyss 5 hr adventure. It would have got a 10 as it was very varied and interesting. Tour was packed with rappelling climbing, waterfalls, slides and zip lines - the perfect combo of adventure and beauty - but so cold that my whole body cramped with fever - but still worth it!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Chris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Abyss tour.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Anu

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Worth the money.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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marie-pier Poulin

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing trip. Nice snack in the cave.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Willemien

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice guide - 60 years old!! Really enthusiastic, it was like listening to a Harry Potter movie...

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Linda

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Tubing.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Elaine

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

No rafting, just went to see cave entrance and glowworms etc.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Dave

England

Ranking: 6/10

Slight mis-marketing. We didn't really raft. We were in tyre tubes.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in April 2007

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Melanie

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Really good.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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AnnaOwen

England

Ranking: 9/10

Labyrinth caves. Alot of fun. A unique experience within the caves. Highly recommended.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Karen Nellist

England

Ranking: 10/10

Did the Abseil. Fantastic - Do it!! Staff are brilliant.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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MariaNorman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

5hr Black Abyss. Great guides who could judge each person individually. Was well worth the money.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Malon

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Black Labyrinth tour. Lots of fun, but cold....

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Bill

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Zane was the best guide.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Nynne

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

It's not rafting as in Whitewater Rafting, but it's fantastic 2 to 3 hours in freezing water! Just don't expect rafting. Nice muchies and chocolate.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Twan

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

The Black Abyss - 5 hour trip. My best adrenalin kick so far in NZ.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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FredAndersson

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Just an awesome experience, the way coolest and most worth the money in NZ!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Cat

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great fun, really cold though but awesome. Instructors were great and helped every step of the way.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Akene

Japan

Ranking: 9/10

Exciting, but shouldn't try in winter.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Paul

England

Ranking: 3/10

Ruakuri Cave Walk - Branded as a tour but no info whatsoever. Not worth the money.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Stauros

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Black Abyss is definitely worth the extra money for more excitement.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Majken

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Just awesome. Something you have to see, even though it cost a bit of money. Take the new walk/cave.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Alexia

England

Ranking: 9/10

Such and awesome experience. Very professional guides put you at ease and make the trip an exciting and memorable one.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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ranker_410

Ranking: 10/10

Really great experience. Very well organised tour. Nice helpful staff.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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LisaAllen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good value for money. quite a few hours spent on the activity.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in January 2007