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Kiwi Cave Rafting

95 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-873 9149
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Fantastic caves and rafting experience

A must do for anybody who visits north island of NZ. It is not for the fainthearted or people who... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
spudpontyboy
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Caving Adventures!

Our group were lucky enough to have Martin as our guide for this awesome tour. After travelling... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard E
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Adelaide, Australia
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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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“glow worms” (329 reviews)
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95 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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+64 7-873 9149
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must do for anybody who visits north island of NZ. It is not for the fainthearted or people who like a sanitized cave experience.You need to be fairly fit and have a bit of bottle to really enjoy the cave rafting experience.

Thank spudpontyboy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group were lucky enough to have Martin as our guide for this awesome tour. After travelling from Rotorua in the morning to make the 9am tour, the administration were understanding that we were running a little behind schedule and accommodated to our time frame....More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Abseiling down was the favourite. First time I had ever done it and am actually scared for heights, however felt very confident thanks to Martin that could abseil after all. Definitely a true blue kiwi adventure and I suggest moaners and whingers should stay behind...More

Thank Kim M
KiwiCaveRafting, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hey Kim! Thanks for taking the time to review us. It's always great to have 'locals' on the tour and even better to hear that our trip really does give people a real sense of what NZ is really all about. No need to thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic morning rafting. Tom was an awesome guide and despite being a bit nervous at the beginning we all had an amazing experience. Despite the water being freezing the wetsuit and boots provided kept us warm albeit a bit smelly! Lots of fun...More

Thank Chloé Isabelle S
KiwiCaveRafting, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers for the review Chloe! Glad you enjoyed the tour so much. Thanks for choosing Kiwi Cave Rafting :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time with guide Tom and 5 others. I did this trip 12 years ago and redid it this week. I absolutely loved it, especially the clambering on rocks in the cave and climbing out in the dark at 7pm with my head...More

Thank Andrea T
KiwiCaveRafting, Guide at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andrea, we are really glad you had an awesome time with us and that a trip with tom was as good as you hoped it would be 12 years later! Thanks for joining us on a caving adventure!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience - abseiling, rock climbing, tubing, glow worms, and much more! My partner and I loved it! One of the best Kiwi adventures.

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this experience. Been traveling both the north and south island and this is by far one of my favourite experiences since arriving in NZ in February. Tom our tour guide was fabulous, made the whole experience that much better. Brought us chocolate and a...More

Thank caxb34
KiwiCaveRafting, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there! Thanks so much for the top review, Tom will be getting a big head! Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels :-)

Reviewed 14 June 2017

The experience was a good one, but there is quite a bit of room for improvement. 1. Give everyone red headlights. the star of the caves are the glowworms, why take away the night vision of your customers when you can easily get everyone red...More

Thank Garfunky
KiwiCaveRafting, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We always welcome feedback and take on-board ideas to improve our tour. I just wanted to take this opportunity to address a couple of your points though. When it comes to our gear, yes...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

What an experience! My partner and I, who are Auckland based, heard about the Kiwi Cave rafting company through friends and decided to go. Though its approaching mid winter, it was 9 am and the water was 7 degrees, we didn't even notice the cold....More

Thank jessicaleighfitch
KiwiCaveRafting, Guide at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks!!! Glad to hear you enjoyed us some much and a big thanks for the review.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great trip into a really beautiful cave! The hot drinks and soup was an added bonus after running around in the cold water.

Thank Jessica F
KiwiCaveRafting, Front Office Manager at Kiwi Cave Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you found the cave to be beautiful and enjoyed your trip!

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victoria_soriano
6 July 2016|
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Response from KiwiCaveRafting | Property representative |
Heya, cheers for the answers guys. Yes there are lots of caves in the Waitomo area. Our company operates in a cave called Mangawhitikau, it is the 9th longest cave system in New Zealand and just like the others said there's... More
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Kate C
26 November 2015|
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Response from KiwiCaveRafting | Property representative |
HI Kate, thanks for your question. We only book this tour directly as it is just an extra option we offer and we normally try to get people to do the 5 hour tour. We also have a very good discount this summer that makes it... More
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Dominique S
13 July 2015|
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Response from KiwiCaveRafting | Property representative |
Hi Dominique, no we can not allow you to take your camera as Stephen and Anjoola said. (thanks guys ;) It is for safety and the safety of your camera, we go through a lot of cameras ourselves. Your guide will take photos... More
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