We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“One of the must do's in NZ!”

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
Book In Advance
More Info
$102.04*
and up
Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Is New Zealand's first and world renowned Black Water adventure operator. With over 27 years experience we invite you to become part of our legend. Experience this mysterious, magical underground world of ancient caves, rivers and waterfalls, rock formations and breathtaking glowworms.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the must do's in NZ!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Spending 3 hours in a dark cave with 8-9 other people you haven't met before may seem like a strange idea and almost a little crazy! Well crazy it is and I would highly recommend this adventure activity to anyone going to NZ! Abseiling 40 metres, doing a flying fox and experiencing all the caves have to offer, glow worms waterfalls and more! The guides we had were very experienced and a great laugh. Value for money!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Japers201
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,591 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,231
    252
    67
    26
    15
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Middleburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great excursion!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

I went on the basic 2-3 hour tubing trip with this company and it was awesome! They fitted you with everything to stay warm in the freezing cold cave water and then took you on a super fun trip in the caves. We got to float down the river with no lights and the glow worms were just spectacular!

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank TMad85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Taupo, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Challenge yourself on The Odyssey”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

One of the best activities in NZ and definitely recommended for people that want that extra thrill! Heading down into the caves you feel as if your about to embark on an exploration mission and I loved the fact that you were in charge of your own safety lines as it tested the nerves that little bit more. I don't think the photos show the internal terror I was feeling whilst climbing high above the cave floor but they definitely show us having an EPIC time.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Katie T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the most Amazing things you'll do in NZ!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Seriously. Everybody has to try Black Water Rafting at least once! There's a rafting trip for everyone, and the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. provides everything you need, save your swimming suit. It is easy and fun, and there are very few other places in the world where you can "raft" an underground river AND see glow worms in all their glory, and very little else compares to the feeling that you get in the pitch black darkness lit only by the glowing on the cave ceiling. And if you go on the right trip, you can even combine abseiling, ziplines (flying fox), cliff jumping, caving, water rafting, and waterfall climbing all into the same adventure!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank Abraham P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
513 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“active experience with a little thrill, and glowworms”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

The best active guided tourist caving in Waitomo with a variety of thrills. Learn abseiling, fox-zip line, jump in the black water, climb through holes, silently admire the glowworms and clime out of the abyss again. Actually only a short underground roundtrip with many different elements.
I would suggest that people can bring their own 16 GB flash-pin to download the pictures and thus lowerig the high additional cost of the photo's.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank huys25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. also viewed

Waitomo Caves, Waikato Region
 
Waitomo Caves, Waikato Region
Waitomo Caves, Waikato Region
 

Been to The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing