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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

When it comes to the iconic Den of Dogs, Waitomo locals could navigate the mythical underground system with their eyes closed - in fact, that's pretty much what they do every day...

Lit by the bioluminescence of burying glow worms, Ruakuri cave is a sacred limestone formation hollowed by the current of underground rivers. The longest urupa on New Zealand's North Island, Ruakuri isn't your average tubing location, it's a spiritual connection to the country's Maori soul, protected and preserved by a small community of neighbourhood adventurers - Black Water Rafting Co.

Subterranean experts with over 30 years experience, The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. brings the stunning Ruakuri cave system to life - with epic tubing adventures in the darkness of an ancient underground landscape.

Traversing a dynamic natural environment rich with limestone formations, stalactite chandeliers, and hidden waterfalls, their passionate guides offer groups a chance to travel to the deepest and darkest parts of the cave system, experiencing the might and magnitude of one of New Zealand's hidden geographical gems - bathed in a soft glow of natural light.

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Average rating
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Just great
  • 5 / 5

So we ended up having a private group because there were not many people booked which was great as the instructor (turned out lived down the road from us) let us see more of the cave than we were meant to.

  • 5 / 5

Nous avons eu deux guides parfaits, professionnels, amusants, encourageants et attentifs.

Worth a see
  • 5 / 5

Had a great tour guide.

Oui très bien
  • 5 / 5


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