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Cave rafting in Westport versus Waitomo Caves

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Cave rafting in Westport versus Waitomo Caves

Tripadvisor had one report, that was less than favourable, about cave rafting in Westport. Westport is an area that we plan to visit. Visiting the Waitomo Caves, for cave rafting, would require that we make a detour. Any comments about cave rafting in Westport. Thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: Cave rafting in Westport versus Waitomo Caves

Can't say I know anything about Westport cave rafting

but Waitomo seems to be the pick for most people.

Every one I have spoken with say's Waitomo is Amazing.

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2. Re: Cave rafting in Westport versus Waitomo Caves

I've done the cave rafting trip run by Underworld Adventures at Charleston just south of Westport. It was a great trip, very relaxed and low key. I have also had a lot of clients go with them without incidient. The report here does sound bad and I can appreciate the experience would have been pretty off putting for these folks but it does sound pretty exceptional.

The Waitomo trips are popular for a reason, a lot more of a rush and much more of a personal challenge involved with them.

If Waitomo is going to be a serious deviation then don't make it and if you are too nervous to go with Underworld Adventures there is another company just down the road in Greymouth -

nzholidayheaven.com/adventure/blackwater-cav…

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3. Re: Cave rafting in Westport versus Waitomo Caves

I can't comment on Westport but I have done the blackwater rafting at Waitomo and it was excellent - exciting but not terrifying and very well organised

Just visiting the caves ie the walking and boat out trip is also well worth it.

Not quite sure where you would be detouring - presumably on way north or south - but Waitomo is not far from Rotorua and would not be a huge detour.

If you have not already looked then you may wish to visit:

www.waitomo.com

Southern, Ontario
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4. Re: Cave rafting in Westport versus Waitomo Caves

Thank you for your replies to my cave rafting query. The Greymouth cave rafting sounds interesting.

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