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.
Black Abyss Information
All year 9.00am, 11pm, 2.00pm plus additional tours in summer (to be confirmed at booking).
What You Need To Know
Every hour from 7am -2pm in the summer. Please check your booking confirmation email for your tour depature time. . Allow 5 hours
More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo Caves began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination.
The Waitomo region is home to unforgettable sightseeing attractions. Discover magical glowworms by boat in the world famous
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Combine your experience with
; see glowworms up close and descend a spectacular spiral entrance. In Aranui Cave
be mesmerised by ornate cave decorations. For NZ rafting adventure, get your blood pumping with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co