Waitomo Caves Black Labyrinth Black Water Rafting Experience
- Duration: 3 hours
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This tour was brilliant. The glow worms were an amazing sight to behold. The guides had a funny way of telling you about their life cycle It was cute. The tour involves getting into full wet suit gear- this can be restrictive if you have weight issues BUT they do have them in larger sizes (I know) We went into the cave, and it’s really large tunnel system, through a very small opening. The guides took lots of photos throughout our day. There are 3 “drops” or backward jumps you can do for the thrill of it. From the sounds of laughter everyone loved it. The guides were very encouraging with me but very compassionate when I couldn’t do it. So I just climbed in. But if you can, you should “let go” and enjoy. There are times you travel through caverns were the ceiling is a few inches from your nose this is the time to lie back chill. I was lucky to be on the back of the floating chain when you float single file and our guide was singing so it was very special. Ask for Max and Luke.
Loved this experience! When can you ever go on an underground exploration of caves to see glowworms and waterfalls? Bring a swimsuit! They provide wet suits, socks and shoes—but you will want a dry change of clothes afterwards which you can bring in a bag and then they lock up in a cupboard for you until you get back. Also, it’s suuuuper cold and during the event, you will be in the water and climbing on some very slippery rocks. It’s mild climbing, but if you aren’t able to do that—maybe just stick to the tour.
Outstanding experience, way above expectations! The guides Ash and Helen were fantastic, enthusiastic and took excellent care of the whole group. We had a blast! I HIGHLY recommend this experience, and I can’t wait to come back for another one! Everything was safe and the amazement of the glowworms has to be witnessed, pictures don’t do justice.
Well organized and informative. Just wish the suits had been dry. They would have been easier to put on. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The add should have included the amount of climbing over rocks and the limited time floating. We all enjoyed it all, but it was a challenge!
The whole experience is brilliant! Everything is provided (all you need is swim wear and a towel for the shower afterwards) the girls Ciane and Aisha had fantastic knowledge of the caves and glowworms and made it an informative yet thrilling adventure. Loved it.