Black Abyss

The original ultimate adventure

​The Black Abyss is the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere.

Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glowworm-studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 35 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey.

At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

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

Departure Times

All year ​9.00am, 11pm, 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 2017 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$240