Black Abyss

The ultimate caving adventure

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

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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