Black Abyss and Quad Cabin Combo
Extend your stay in Waitomo and explore the Ruakuri Caves with a Black Water Rafting Adventure. Spend a night at the Waitomo Homestead Cabins, located in the heart of the Waitako (required to book a minimum of 3 adults*).
On this 5-hour Black Abyss adventure, you’ll abseil to the depths of the earth, zip line through a glow worm studded cave, climb underground waterfalls and tube through fast-flowing waters.
The Waitomo Homestead Cabins
The Waitomo Homestead Cabins are the perfect place to stay and unwind in Waitomo. Located just 10 minutes from the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with comfortable beds, modern facilities and a beautiful villa and gardens, to relax, enjoy nature and get a good night’s sleep.
minimum of 3 adults
Want to make the most out of your trip? Book a minimum of 3 adults* for a Black Water Rafting Black Abyss tour and enjoy your night's stay at the Homestead cabin.
Note: This experience must be completed within 2 days. The deal must be purchased at a package price.
- 0800 228 464
Current Departure times:
Check in 30-minutes before departure
Allow 5 hours Additional tours available over summer
Closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
- Bring swimwear & a towel
Bring shower gel and shampoo if desired
No prior caving experience needed
What do I need to bring on the tour?
Swimwear and a towel. Wetsuits are provided.
What is the check-in time and location?
Black Abyss tours depart from the Waitomo Homestead, located at 584 State Highway 3. Check in is 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
How long is the tour?
Allow 5 hours.
Can you take photos or video this tour?
Sorry, cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour for safety reasons. You are able to view and download your photos from Facebook after the tour.
Are towels supplied for tours?
Towels are not supplied, you must bring your own. However, in case you forget, we sell towels in the retail store – they’re pretty cool too!
Do you need to be able to swim to do a black water rafting tour?
You do need to be comfortable in the water, however swimming is not a necessity. You will have a tube to aid you in floating as well as expert guides.
What is the minimum age for Black Abyss tours?
You must be over 16 years old and over 45 kg.
Do you see glowworms?
Yes, you do! The entire cave is a glowworm-studded wonderland.
Do you have changing rooms and lockers?
Yes, there are separate changing rooms for males and females complete with hot showers for after your underground experience. There are also lockers to safely stow your belongings while you are underground.