​​The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water cave rafting adventure operator. We’ve been sharing thrills and excitement since 1987, and have experienced guides ​who will take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave.
What began as a special treat for a brave few has developed into a spectacular tourism attraction that gives visitors of all ​ages the chance to abseil, weave, jump, climb, and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland at Waitomo Caves.


With exhilarating caving & rafting tours, namely Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and the Black Odyssey, to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand's first black water rafting adventure operator. And it's also the only tour that takes you through the incomparable Ruakuri Cave.

Each Waitomo Caves Black Water Rafting expedition includes around 6-12 people guided by expert guides who will support and encourage you through the whole breathtaking caving tour.

Our friendly, knowledgeable local guides have helped The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. achieve an excellent safety record over many years. They can help you step outside yourself and leave with a huge sense of accomplishment.​​​​​​



Combine the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with Ruakuri Cave and / or Aranui Cave and save up to 50%($232 off) on your walking cave adult, child or family combo tour passes.


CAVE COMBOS Regular PriceSpecial Price
​​Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Ruakuri CaveAdult $122, Child $51, Family $300Adult $89, Child $33, Family $192
Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Aranui CaveAdult $100, Child $46, Family $248Adult $74, Child $33, Family $159
Waitomo Glowworm Caves + Ruakuri Cave + Aranui CaveAdult $172, Child $74, Family $424Adult $95, Child $43, Family $209


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An Awesome Underground Caving & Rafting Adventure, Simply Amazing!
Black Odyssey

Challenge yourself on this extreme dry caving adventure. Experience a range of different caving techniques to complete this journey that will seriously stretch your limits.

Black Abyss

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

Black Labyrinth

This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping, through Ruakuri Cave.