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Waitomo Caves: black-water rafting (2nd of 3)

Waitomo Caves: black-water rafting

Underwater adventures are on offer for more daring visitors to the Waitomo Caves. Black-water rafting involves wetsuit-clad rafters travelling down underground streams on inflated tyre inner-tubes. Here, rafters explore the Ruakurī Cave on a Black Water Rafting Company tour. Founded in 1987, this was the first black-water rafting tour company in New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Te Kūiti', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015