TumuTumu Toobing

Blackwater Rafting at its Best

Retail price - NZD 225.00
Early Bird 10% discount - NZD202.50

Allow 4 hours

Have you ever wanted to draw the curtains; put on a helmet; boots & lots of black rubber; flood the lounge and spend a couple of hours with your friends plus complete strangers swimming around in the dark - including exploring under the furniture - illuminated only by your Christmas tree lights...?

If you answered YES to this question then Boy have we got a trip for you!
(If you didn’t answer YES then it’s still OK – a lot of people haven’t actually considered this idea before they met us :-) )

This ripper of a trip combines the best elements of blackwater rafting with walking, climbing, swimming and tubing through distinctive sections of the spectacular TumuTumu Cave.

See awesome cave formations as well as one of the best Glowworm displays in New Zealand.
Allow 4 hours for this trip (with about two hours actually underground)
Departs Daily. (Except for Christmas & New Year’s Days)
Bookings are essential. The minimum number of participants is 2.But don't worry if you are a solo traveler - trips fill up nicely !

If you’d like to give it a go, you’ll have to be at least 12 years of age with a minimum weight of 40 kg. All you need is swimwear, long thick socks (suitable for bush walking); a towel & toiletries for a shower afterwards and a smile!
Check-in time is 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

You will get wet up to your neck but you don’t need to be a good swimmer – the wetsuits provide lots of warmth and buoyancy.

Remember Blackwater Rafting is nothing like White Water rafting…and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!


  • Iconic Blackwater Rafting: Walk wade swim & tube through the TumuTumu cave
  • See one of New Zealand’s best Glowworm displays
  • Explore an interesting variety of underground terrain
  • Great value – about twice as much quality underground time as other similar options at Waitomo
  • Excellent Guides to look after you

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