Black Labyrinth

​ The original Waitomo black water rafting tour that will have you exploring and tubing through mysterious Ruakuri Cave. Grab a group of mates, some rubber tubes, and let’s take you on an unreal underground adventure you will never forget.

  • Float down the underground river in rubber tubes while admiring the glowworm displays above
  • Become part of the legend on Waitomo’s original legendary black water rafting adventure
  • Jump into cascading underground waterfalls, reflecting the glowworms above
  • 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

Summer: Every 30 minutes from 7 am​
Regular tours - 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.00pm, plus additional tours in summer (to be confirmed at booking).  

What You Need To Know

  • Allow 3 hours
  • Beginner level
  • You must be 12 years and 45kg+
  • Need swimwear and towel
  • Water temperature 10-14°C / 50-57°F
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided
  • 12 people per tour maximum
  • You must all check in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour

Activity Involves

  • Caving and walking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • A small waterfall jumping
​Black Labyrinth Tour Price
Adult ticket
Youth ticket
Family ticket
585 Waitomo Caves Rd
Waitomo 3977, New Zealand​

Booking Conditions

  • Subject to availability and weather conditions.
  • Maximum of 12 people per trip.
  • Prices and times are valid until 30th September 2019 and are subject to change without notice.
  • Sorry, cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour.  
  • ​Youth prices are for 16 years and younger and must be over 45kg (proof of age may be required)​
  • ​Family tickets are for 2 adults and 2 youths​​​

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Black Labyrinth

Departure Times

Summer: every 30 minutes from 7am. Book now to see available times. Allow 3 hours.
Pricing Regular Price
Adult ticket$147
Youth ticket $125
Family ticket$462

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