The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co Makes Top 10 World Adventure Tours List

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TripAdvisor have named their Top 10 picks for the best adventure tours in the world, with New Zealand cave tubing company The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. the only Australasian adventure tour operator to feature in the list.

Discover Waitomo Caves - Black Water Rafting

Discover Waitomo Caves - Black Water Rafting

Our experienced team at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is totally committed to sharing the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave with travellers, taking them on an unforgettable journey through rock, water and darkness.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., Waitomo Caves, has been named one of the world’s best adventure tours by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Rated 9th on the list by the site’s travellers and editors, The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co is the only tour within Australasia to make the list.

“We’re delighted to make the top 10,” says Discovery Waitomo Brand Manager Liz Lindsay. “Our experienced team at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is totally committed to sharing the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave with travellers, taking them on an unforgettable journey through rock, water and darkness.

“Like the other great adventures on the list, we offer an exhilarating and fun experience as well as a unique way to explore and learn about this diverse underground landscape.”

"The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand’s first cave tubing adventure operator, and has been sharing thrills and excitement with overseas and local visitors for over 23 years," she says.

Described by TripAdvisor as “Fearless Fun,” The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. offers travellers the chance to “explore the dark depths of New Zealand's Ruakuri Cave during the five-hour "Black Abyss" cave tubing expedition. Adrenaline junkies will rappel down a 35-metre crevasse, before experiencing the darkness of this subterranean wonderland, which is dimly illuminated by thousands of glowworms. Adventurers opting for a shorter outing can embark on the "Black Labyrinth" tour, which sees travellers climbing and tubing along a winding underground river surrounded by cascading waterfalls. A TripAdvisor traveller called this tour, "An amazing, unique experience!" “

The Top 10 were announced on July 7, 2011.

TripAdvisor Top 10 Adventure Tours in the World:
1. Living the Dream Divers, Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
2. Hang Gliding Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland
3. Patara Elephant Farm, Chiang Mai, Thailand
4. Selvatica Canopy Expedition and Adventure Tour, Cancun, Mexico
5. The Great Wall of Jiankou - The Great Wall Hike, Beijing, China
6. Desafio Adventure Company, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
7. Jackson Hole Whitewater, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
8. Exit Glacier Guides, Seward, Alaska
9. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
10. North Shore Shark Adventures, Haleiwa, Hawaii

About thl and Waitomo Glowworm Caves:

thl is one of Australasia’s premier tourism companies. thl owns and operates Waitomo Glowworm Caves, The Legendary Blackwater Rafting Co., Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave, Maui, Britz, Backpacker, Explore More Campervan and Car Rentals, Kiwi Experience and CI Munro.

Waitomo is only two and a half hours from the tourism gateway of Auckland and home of some of New Zealand’s most unforgettable attractions. Waitomo’s unique underground limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must see destination for every visitor to New Zealand.

The ‘Waitomo Glowworm Caves’ is operated by Tourism Holdings Ltd (thl). thl is a public company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. thl operations include car and motorhome rentals in Australia and New Zealand, a specialist caravan and motorhome manufacturing company in Hamilton, backpacker bus transport operations in New Zealand, along with activities in Waitomo which include The Legendary Blackwater Rafting Co., Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave.

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