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Address: 654 Waitomo Caves Rd | Waitomo Adventure Centre, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 7788
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Blackwater Rafting at its Best!

See galaxies of Glowworms, Stalactites and...

Blackwater Rafting at its Best!

See galaxies of Glowworms, Stalactites and all manner of wonderful rock formations.

Walk, wade swim and tube through the fascinating TumuTumu Cave.

No prior experience required.

This is not like white water rafting. It's much more gentle.

This trip has almost twice the quality underground time of all Waitomo's non-abseil Blackwater trips.

Allow 4 hrs for this trip (approx 2 hrs actually underground).

Min age 12 years. Min weight 40kg.

Operator is local family and is both Qualmark & Outdoorsmark endorsed.

Has over 27 years of safe operation.

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Floating on water to see glowworms was unforgettable!

We attended this tour at 14:30 on 5 March. Although my husband and I just attended another tour called "black water rafting" (similar tour but running by different company) two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mimihsieh
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended this tour at 14:30 on 5 March. Although my husband and I just attended another tour called "black water rafting" (similar tour but running by different company) two months ago, I personally prefer "Tumu Tumu Toobing". Besides my husband and I, there were also my sister and a colleague of my husband in the group this time. First,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guides live and breathe Waitomo Caves, extremely knowledgeable of the local area and caving in general. This is really fun way to experience caving, glow worms and cave tubing. If your looking to go caving these guys are the only people I'd recommend. We went on a few caving adventures and these guys were hands down the best by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 9am, 30mins before departure as requested, only to have to wait a further 45mins before others booked on the same trip showed up. By the time we got to the hut at the cave site and donned all our wetsuits etc. it was 10.30 before we set off to walk to the entrance. The cave experience was... More 

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WaitomoAdventures, General Manager at Waitomo Adventures - Tumu Tumu Toobing, responded to this review

Thanks for your generally positive comments about this trip. I wanted to reply to the not so positive ones: Re delayed departure: On this day you advise that we held the departure trip up by 15 minutes (ie 9.45am instead of the stated time of 9.30am). We do not disagree and we apologise for any inconvenience the lost 15 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great adventure! Squeezing ourselves into the tight, slightly rigid wet suits was an interesting challenge as well as walking a couple kilometres in gumboots to the entrance of the cave while avoiding "land mines" aka cow and sheep poop. Do not bring a camera as they won't let you bring it with you on the trip, but they... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guides had amazing knowledge about the area as well as the caves and made everybody feel safe and welcomed. It took about 2 and a half hours to go through the caves, however it so worth it! This experience involves: swimming, walking through water and over rocks, crawling and floating. The wet suit is thick and keeps you warm throughout... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Professional and enthusiastic guidance through the caves .... It takes about two and quarter hours to get through the cave. Involving some minor swimming, walking through water, some short stints of crawling , floating in on a tube look whilst looking at the glowworms. Very good all round experience in and out of the cave. Our guide (Will) was knowledgeable,... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Having been in caves, but never "caved" before, I wasn't really sure what to expect form this tour. I chose it, because unlike the others with this company, there are no large abseils. As the name suggests, you do go toobing in the cave, however you also get to do some more physical work, like climbing through tighter sections of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

It was such a nice trip with Waitomo Adventures!!! The guides were just amazing espacially the singing of our guide mr chow was just epic!! Also the glowworms at the caves were just epic!! Definitely a must do if you travel to Waitomo!!!

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Thank Veltje
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I absolutely loved the Tumu Tumu toobing experience - had the best few hours caving, wading and swimming through freezing cold water, jumping in to the tubes and peacefully lying back and looking at the glow worms. Thank you to the loveliest and knowledgeable guides and for the pick me up hot drink in the depths of the cave.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This adventure is a must! Our guide Emma was Awesome! She was chatty, funny and full of knowledge about the caves! My partner and I brought his sister along and this was very out of her comfort zone but Emma made her feel pretty relaxed and she enjoyed it a lot. I was scared that it was going to be... More 

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