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“Amazing experience...and a great guide” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kiwi Cave Rafting

Kiwi Cave Rafting
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Owner description: Kiwi Cave Rafting (origionally Rap Raft 'n' Rock) combines 5 spectacular caving adventures into one great value 5 hour tour. Clients abseil down into the cave then go caving, blackwater rafting, see a huge glow worm display and rock climb out. We are 100% locally owned and operated. Our cave is totally natural. We take small groups with a maximum of 6 people. To join the adventure call: 0800 228 372.
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“Amazing experience...and a great guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

The excursion was more than I had expected. I have been in many caves, but this was simply amazing. We debated on which cave tour to do as they are a bit pricey. This one was recommended by the I-Store and was on sale.....so we figured what the heck. For the $140 it was a good value as it was more than just a cave tour....it was an adventure. Rapelling down in, then black water rafting on tubes, several cool stops to see the glow worms and then having our guide wind us through many of the formations in the cave...many on our stomachs. Simon was our guide and he was great fun to have around and served as our photographer....great pics Simon!

Visited April 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Nice people, great cave site and CHEAP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The owners don't seem to do any advertising so they can offer cheaper trips (theirs are the cheapest options, look on the waitomo isite page for a comparison of all the options). We were taken on a dry tour by Amy who was great fun and very nice.

Visited April 2013
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our rafting was a lot of fun. Saw amazing sites, squeezed through a lot of holes, and drifted lazily downstream. And much cheaper than other companies were offering.

Visited April 2013
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“A good mix”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Can do as much as 5 activities in. Great value. Because of the low water they discounted us 30% without asking anything.

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Leduc, Canada
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“A Grand Adventure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Our group enjoyed the 5 hour tour with our Brit guide Simon in late February 2013. I got lucky in finding it as I originally called for rooms at the hostel for our group. The owner asked if we were going Caving and offered me a 30% off season discount. We jumped at the $140 offer for the tour as it was a great deal. The tour was excellent with a Rappel(Absail) into the cave, some floating, scrambling, amazing Glowworms, and a rock-climb(a first for us) out of the cave. Simon was very good as a guide, safe yet I did not feel babysat. This is a small family operation and I would recommend it highly.

Visited February 2013
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