Waitomo Caves Black Abyss Rafting Tour - Legendary Black Water Rafting

Descend into the depths of Ruakuri Cave and experience the most adrenalin pumping caving adventure around that combines abseiling, climbing and cave tubing into a mind-blowing 5 hour adventure.


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  • Combine abseiling, climbing and cave tubing in this action packed tour that is sure to leave you wanting more
  • Abseil a breathtaking 35 metre tomo, climb waterfalls, and take a flying fox through the dark before tubing down the subterranean river 
  • Get up close and personal with the spectacular Kiwi landscape that New Zealand is famous for 
  • Get your adrenaline rush in this action packed, mind-blowing and totally unique adventure that is tailor made for only the most intrepid explorer 


  • A 5 hour round trip tour into the depths of New Zealand's famous Ruakuri Cave
  • All equipment and prior training provided
  • A dream of highly experienced professionals to guide you through every step of the journey 
  • Transportation to and from the caves 
  • Meet at your designated meeting place (See Departures)  
  • Receive a briefing on the coming activities including a safety talk and instructions on how to operate all equipment
  • Gear up and psych up
  • Head over the the famous Ruakuri Cave
  • Abseil down into the dark abyss (35 meters) 
  • Join your expedition team for a stomach churning flying fox through the dark!
  • Embark on cave tubing underneath the the famous New Zealand Glow Worms
  • Whizz, climb and squeeze your way through these fascinating natural formations that are a once in a life time opportunity
  • Ascend back to the light and join your team for your journey back to the meeting point


Departs: Waitomo

Daily tours 9am, 11am and 2pm (allow 5 hours).

Additional times available in summer

*Subject to weather and availability


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