Black Abyss

​​​​​For the ultimate in adventure caving tours, look no further than the Black Abyss. You will descend into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave, zipline through a gallery of illuminating glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey.

  • The most comprehensive caving experience including an underground flying fox and waterfall climbs
  • ​Abseil into Ruakuri Cave down a 35-metre tomo (hole)
  • Test yourself on this ultimate caving adventure
  • Enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and bagels after your tour
  • Experienced, trained guides will take you safely through the stunning underworld​

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Departure Times

All year 9.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm plus additional tours in summer (to be confirmed at booking).

What You Need To Know

  • Allow 5 hours
  • Beginner level
  • You must  be 16 years and 45kg+
  • Need swimwear and towel
  • Water temperature 10-14°C / 50-57°F
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided
  • 8 people per tour maximum​
  • You must all check in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour

Activity Involves

  • Abseiling training
  • Abseiling 35 metres
  • Caving and walking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glowworms
  • Jumps
  • Flying Fox
  • Climbing
  • Waterfalls
​Black Abyss Tour Price
Adult ticket$246
585 Waitomo Caves Rd
Waitomo 3977, New Zealand​

Booking Conditions

  • Subject to availability and weather conditions.
  • Minimum of 2 people per trip.
  • ​Prices and times are valid until 30th September 2018 and are subject to change without notice.
  • Sorry, cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour.  ​

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Departure Times

Every hour from 7am-2pm in the summer. Please check your booking confirmation email for your tour depature time. Allow 5 hours
Pricing Regular Price
Adult ticket$246

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