The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co

Black Water Rafting Abyss Tour

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  • 5 hour caving adventure
  • Abseiling, flying foxes, climbing & more
  • All equipment provided
  • See the famous glow worms
  • Hot showers and soup after your adventure
  • Witnessing amazing glow worms adorning the ceiling
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An extreme adrenaline rush is offered by this comprehensive, 5 hour caving tour into the Roakuri Cave's famously black depths; climbing, flying fox & more! Join your experienced caving guides and embrace your wild side at Waitomo - perhaps New Zealand's most famous cave network - and take on a series of challenges such as abseiling and cave tubing (also known as black water rafting) in the renowned "Black Abyss" that will push you to your limits.

All of those with a strong sense of confidence and a moderate level of fitness are welcome to join, and you'll no doubt come away from the adventure with a feeling of accomplishment and wonder - all capped off by witnessing the amazing glow worms adorning the ceiling and walls that give this cave network is famed reputation. If you're ready for a challenge, book online today and get yourself an unforgettable adrenaline rush at Waitomo Caves!


  • Although prior cave experience is not required, you will be in an environment where real risks exist and your safety is top priority. Prior to completing your purchase, please watch the safety video here


  • 5 hour expedition
  • Equiptment supplied
  • Hot showers and soup after your adventure


  • Hotel Transfers


  • Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave
  • Combine abseiling the 35 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.


  • Allow 5 hours for this fully supported and guided adventure
  • Depart daily at 9am, 10am and 11am

What To Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Additional Information

  • You must be 16 years and 45kg +
  • Around 8 people per tour
  • To complete the Black Abyss caving adventure tour requires a moderate level of fitness
  • Water temperature 10-14 C
  • Minimum of 2 people per trip

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
Each Waitomo Caves Black Water Rafting expedition includes around 6-12 people guided by expert guides who will support and encourage you through the whole breathtaking caving tour.
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