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Kiwi Cave Rafting Backpackers
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Kiwi Cave Rafting Backpackers
Melbourne, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
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“Best experience in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2009

This was one of the coolest things I've ever done! Our guide was fantastic and I always felt safe (I'm not that graceful) because he was there to catch me if I slipped or went flying past him when we were tubing. The abseil is so much fun and not scary at all. Then we did a fair amount of spelunking to get to the glow worms and get to the point where we would start tubing (blackwater rafting). I went through one of the "squeezes" and was so proud of myself! The guide was there to talk me through it because I was pretty nervous about that part. The rafting was fun, but unfortunately, that meant we had to walk back up against the current. A good work-out! The hardest part was the rock climb. Non-athletic people like my husband and I can do it, but it's a bit tough. Don't be put off by it, though - do this trip!!

This isn't a great way to see the glow worms (you do see them, and they are pretty cool). There's a small break where you sit in the cave and turn off your lights so you can see them, but if your objective is to see them, do a separate trip like Spellbound in addition to this one. I loved the Rap Raft 'n Rock and would do it again in a second!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kiwi Cave Rafting Backpackers
Address: 95 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waitomo Caves
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Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Waitomo Caves
Number of rooms: 3
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