Black Abyss

The ultimate caving adventure

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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

Note: online bookings need to be made at least 48 hours prior to your arrival at the caves.

Departure Times

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

What You Need To Know

  • Allow 5 hours
  • Beginner level
  • You may 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

Activity Involves

  • Abseiling training
  • Abseiling 35 metres
  • Caving and walking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glow worms
  • Jumps
  • Flying Fox
  • Climbing
  • Waterfalls
​Black Abyss Tour Price
Adult ticket$240
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