Black Odyssey Tour

Serious Highs Underground - Extreme, technical, dry caving adventure

​Challenge yourself on this extreme dry caving adventure with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. who have over 25 years of caving expertise. Experience a range of different caving techniques to complete this journey that will seriously stretch your limits.

Test yourself as you twist and turn through the Ruakuri Cave's main network and hidden passageways. Conquer thrilling rock traverses and mind-blowing heights. Edge over crossings high above roaring streamways. You'll also spider-walk through ancient rift passages and experience the challenges of technical high rope work and flying foxes.

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.

Allow 5 hours for this fully supported and guided adventure.

Note:  online bookings must be made at least 48 hours prior to your arrival.

​Given the challenges on the Black Odyssey you will need to be over 16 years and pass a breath test before starting the tour.

For Black Odyssey, bring an underlayer (i.e. shorts, t-shirts and a pair of socks) and a towel.

Overalls, helmet and light, boots and technical equipment will be supplied. Tours include hot showers and soup (just what you'll need after your cave adventure).

Departure Times

10:00am, 3:00pm.
Additional tours may be available subject to demand.

What You Need To Know

  • Allow 5 hours
  • You must be 16 years and older and under 120kgs
  • Need underlayer (i.e. shorts, t-shirts and a pair of socks) and a towel
  • All other equipment provided
  • You will need to pass a ‘breathalyser' and 'squeeze box test' before starting the tour
  • 6 people per tour

Activity Involves

  • Technical rope work
  • Flying fox / zip line
  • Abseiling
  • Ladder crossings
  • Mind-blowing heights
  • Swing
  • Climbing
  • Caving and walking
  • Glow worms
​The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Price
Black Odyssey Tour$185
585 Waitomo Caves Rd
Waitomo 3977, New Zealand​

Booking Conditions

  • Subject to availability and weather conditions.
  • 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

9.00am, 2.00pm (additional tours on demand). Allow 5 hours.

Pricing Regular Price
Adult ticket$185