The cave tubing was a lot of fun. We had a very nice guide, you get warm wetsuits and shoes and there really are a lot of glowworms! Could be a bit less expensive.
Quite expensive but fun. Expected more adrenaline.
Quite exciting. If someone would like to look at improvements, a little less routine! But very nice!
Really liked it, well organised tour, all about safety.
Good location, only five to ten minute drive with the car. Nice and funny trip!
We did five activities at the same time - it was magic.
$99-124 for their '2 hour' tubing 'blackwater rafting' experience was overpriced compared to other offerings.
Their cave is not that impressive physically and there are better tours for seeing actual glowworms (my girlfriend did the Spellbound tour and had a much better time). Time in the cave is also a lot less than you'd expect.
Did get to do the wetsuit-in-water thing with jumps off 2 small waterfalls, but overall not worth it for the price.
If you want to see glowworms, do Spellbound
If you want a good cave, do Aranui Cave & Ruakuri Cave
And if you want adventure do greenglow.co.nz or Haggas Honking Holes
A disappointment, don't recommend
Campbell gave us a fantastic cave tour, he is passionate about the caves & obviously loves his job. We didn't want a commercial type tour with a crowd of people & we couldn't have asked for better. This is a small tour company run by locals & they care very much for the land & the state of the caves which are only a short ride from town. Campbell gave us more than our money's worth & we enjoyed every minute. Very memorable for all the right reasons
Glowworms and black water rafting - a good way of viewing the glowworms, with a bit of extra fun.
Helen & Laurence
Very impressive glow worms and cave features - but an expensive day.
Black magic tour was nice, guide was very good, only the time of acutal cave time was too short in regards of the price.
Tom was an excellent guide to R.....caves. The glowworm caves less so, too many people in our group, 39!!
It said that the tour would take 3 hours, in fact it was half the time. Perhaps our expectations were too high, glow-worms were fantastic.
Had reservations with another company (Legendary Black Water Rafting Co) but too much rain so river too high. They were great about it but we were thrilled to get on with Cave World. Good experience - guide pretty good but routine seemed a bit tired. Can't blame them.
Waitomo cave tour - fun trip through a river in the cave.
Friendly staff, equipment fairly old and worn (rips in wetsuits). Cave was cool - lots of information from the guide as we went. Cool jump and hydro-slide but got pulled in tubes by instructor where I would rather have gone on own.
The tour was good with a couple of exciting parts, tour guide was funny and enjoyable.
Interesting, but quite expensive.
Exceptional experience, but for the high price ($46) a bit short (45 minutes).
Blackwater rafting // Labyrinth
M and H Lunn
Great experience - but pricey.
Nice, but really too many people ant the tour is too short.
walk through the pools (all acid)
We did the "3 of the best". All 3 caves are different and worth to be seen. The walkways in the dark are perfect. Maybe a little more time in the glow worm areas.
Small group, good guide, felt safe, water to low -> not much tubing.
Scary but good!
Fun staff, good equipment
Very interesting tour and friendly tour guides.
Yet another great experience. office and guides very friendly.
Great fun, tubing down the gaves and seeing the glowworms is well recommended - look out for the discount vouchers.
Great caves, excellent new entry & walkway. A bit too expensive.
We did the Rafting-only tour and were disappointed. The guides were nice, but the rafting was a lot slower and less adventurous than we expected and we felt like a flock of sheep rushed through the caves. If you wanna enjoy Glow Worms and appreciate the caves at your own pace there are better tours than these big commercial ones!
Good value, Disappointing no cameras allowed.
To developed felt like a conveyor belt + not enough feeling about it being an incredible natural attraction.
Did the tuma tuma + enjoyed it.
Waitomo caves, tour: black magic. Really good guide, save tour. Lots of fun.
Glowworms are awesome - good fun.
Great guide, good service. Amazing caves.
Cool. Glowworms are a must.
It was a must see but a bit of an anticlimax. Once a couple of minutes inside its just an hour or more of the same. It is spectacular to see but I think I'd do the Blackwater Rafting instead of the tour next time. And if you didn't know what the glow worms are it would be magical!
Glowworm cave very brief visit. Ruahuri Cave was more interesting.
Friendly guide who was informative as well as helpful.
Wow. Freezing (winter) but Wow! Great insight into glowworm caves and a bit of an adventure - remember to bring towels + shampoo. Great soup!!
Black Water Rafting - great and the staff are v cool.
Did the black water rafting. It was really good.
The best thing I've ever done...so far! The wet caves are the way to go!
It's really fascinating to see the caves and the glowworms.
I did the black water rafting and it was a fantastic experience. We explored the caves by walking, swimming and just sitting in the gum rings.
Excellent. Very clear and informative guide. Did 2 caves with this company - both excellent! The glow worms are amazing in mass.
It didn't meet my expectations as I was expecting a 'rafting' trip. They could make more of an effort to define the activity.
Did 2 things with these guys - the blackwater rafting and the night time abseil. The night time abseil is a definite 10/10 - awesome and exciting. The black water rafting was novel but not thrilling.
Guides were awesome. Knowledgeable and felt safe. Loads of fun.
Thought there'd be more adrenalin, but great fun. Guides told us a lot and we had never done anything like it before so good novelty factor. Sometimes got a bit cold, but felt safe.
Guides were really fun.
Heaps of adventures are awaiting you in the cave. Don't be confused, it's not really rafting, but the tube is fun!!
Lots of fun-definitely worth a trip into the caves.
Blackwater rafting. Imagined a bit more water action and flow. It could be because they are currently in a drought. Good glow-worm experience.
Black Water Rafting. Good fun! Was cold but that is to be expected.
Do the Black Water Rafting. Fantastic experience.
Black water rafting. Really good fun.
I think it's misleading advertising as the experience is not really rafting. It should be called walk+swim the cave.
Black Majic tour.