Black Water Rafting tour on the Black Labyrinth with Glowworm Caves

Fancy trying out the World renowned Black Water Rafting? Add it to your Stack and take that extra step to get another activity ticked off of the wish list.

Waitomo offers a whole range of amazing activities. Their unique and mind-blowing caving adventures offer something for all. guided since 1889

Abseil 35 metres into the depths of Ruakuri Cave, zip line, get fed, then go underground where there are waterfalls! Dive into fast-flowing streams under a magical light show created by the stunning glowworms and raft the rapids. Once your tour finishes, warm up with a long-awaited hot shower and head back to the Waitomo Homestead and enjoy a famous boat ride while learning about the Caves’ historical and geological significance.

What is the check-in time and location?

Black Abyss tours depart from the Waitomo Homestead, located at 584 State Highway 3. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Approximately 49km to Hamilton Airport and 55km to Hamilton town centre.

  • Changing rooms available
  • Must take Swimwear and a towel
  • No prior caving experience required
  • Free Parking

Opening times

  • Operates All Year Round with space being limited only on weekends
    • Check-in 30-minutes before departure
    • Allow 5 hours for the duration of the tour
    • Additional tours available over the Summer
      • Tours depart every half hour:
        • 9am – 5pm. From
  • Prices –
  • NZD$265 Adult (US$55.00)
    • Child (14 years and under) US$25.00
    • Infant (3 yrs & under) Free of Charge
    • Family (2 adults / 2 children*) $136.00
  • You can also buy vouchers for the same prices
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves & Ruakuri Cave = Most Popular Combo – Save 33% as bundle price:
    • Adult $100.00
    • Child $40.00
    • Infant – Free
    • Families $210.00
  • Triple Cave Combo – + Aranui Caves:
    • Adult $140.00
    • Child $55.00
    • Infant – Free
    • Family (2 adults / 2 children) $250.00

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