The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

An Awesome Underground Caving & Rafting Adventure, Simply Amazing!

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water rafting adventure operator. We’ve been sharing thrills and excitement since 1987, and have experienced guides who will take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave.

What began as a special treat for a brave few has developed into a spectacular tourism attraction that gives visitors of all ages the chance to abseil, weave, jump, climb, and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland at Waitomo Caves.

UNDERGROUND CAVING & RAFTING ADVENTURE OPTIONS

With exhilarating caving & rafting tours, namely Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and the all new Black Odyssey, to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand's first black water rafting adventure operator. And it's also the only tour that takes you through the incomparable Ruakuri Cave.

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.

Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides have helped The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. achieve an excellent safety record over many years. They can help you step outside yourself and leave with a huge sense of accomplishment.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company - Waitomo
 

 

  • Black Water Rafting - Odyssey Caving Tour

    BLACK ODYSSEY TOUR

    ​All the information you’ll need to get ready to challenge yourself on this extreme dry caving adventure, including tour details, equipment, safety and pricing.

  • Black Abyss - Waitomo New Zealand

    BLACK ABYSS TOUR

    ​Your guide to the ultimate 5 hour adrenaline rush, including tour details, equipment, safety and pricing.

  • Black Labyrinth Tour - Caving Waitomo New Zealand

    BLACK LABYRINTH TOUR

    ​Everything you need to know about this incredible 3 hour adventure, including tour details, equipment, safety and pricing.

  • The History of Black Water Rafting in Waitomo

    History

    ​A brief guide to The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., its world-renowned tours through Ruakuri Cave and the adventurous spirit that has made it the icon that it is today.

  • Labodyssey

    Frontal Lab Odyssey

    Book the original Black Labyrinth trip and add the exhilarating Black Odyssey for just $100 (normally $175)

  • Rugby Special

    NZ vs England Spectator Special

    Bring your ticket from any of the 3 England vs the All Black rugby games in 2014 and get 25% off Black Labyrinth and Black Abyss tours.

  • Black Water Rafting - Abseiling

    Additional Information

    What you need to know about our experienced guides, team building programmes, excellent safety record and our commitment to cave conservation.

  • Black Water Rafting - Labyrinth

    Experience the Black Labyrinth

    ​Amelia and her friends, from the New Zealand travel and Tourism website fourcourners.co.nz go Black Water Rafting. Read about there adventure here.