Black Water Rafting & Rotorua Canopy Tour
Experience the ultimate adrenaline adventure with Canopy Tours and the legendary Black Abyss Tour. Test your limits on these truly unforgettable tours. Get 10% off these eco-friendly tours when you book through us and do your part to help preserve our special environment.
Rotorua Canopy Tour: The Ultimate Canopy Tour is the ultimate zipline adventure – higher, longer and more spectacular than the award winning Original Canopy Tour. This journey takes you deeper into untouched New Zealand forest – this experience will show you the New Zealand you came to see. Not for the faint of heart, this experience is a step up in zipline adventure level and incorporates some incredible new features that will blow you away.
Black Abyss Tour: Explore the subterranean world and discover what lives under the ground in Waitomo Caves as your experienced guides weave you through a glowworm-studded wonderland. Zipline through a gallery of glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey. Our trained guides will give you abseil training before you begin your descent underground. After you’ve discovered true adventure in Waitomo, warm up with a hot shower and some hot soup on bagels, on us.
The Logistics: The drive between Waitomo and Rotorua takes approximately 2 hours through beautiful Waikato countryside. This self-drive combo can be done in either order and spread across different days, giving you plenty of time to explore both regions at your own pace. Both tours combined take 8.5 hours. The start time you choose will be your Black Water Rafting tour so please take into consideration where you will be starting your adventure from.
Get 10% off these eco-friendly tours when you book through us and do your part to help preserve our special environment. We think of ourselves as eco-warriors, both passionate and committed to protecting our local environment. We provide guests with incredible adventure experiences while also giving back to the community to help keep New Zealand clean and green.
- 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo
0800 228 464
- Open from 7am daily, 364 days a year.
- +647-343 1001
- Open 8-8pm
- Allow 3.5 hours
Current Departure times::
Tours depart daily from 6am
Tours depart every 45 min daily from 7.45am
Black Abyss Tours
Tours depart daily from 6am with the last tour at 2pm and depart from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. (585 Waitomo Caves Road).
Allow 5 hours.
Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
Rotorua Canopy Tour
Tours depart every 45 min daily from 7:00am.
Allow 3.5 hours.
Tours depart from 147 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua.
- Bring swimwear & a towel
Please note: the Black Labyrinth tour is a beginner level caving adventure, almost anyone can give it a go. There are no cameras allowed on this tour.
If you are confused about a certain tour time, you can confirm your bookings and times by phoning the contact centre on 0800 456 922.
All you will need is swimwear, a towel, comfortable shoes and a camera. Please note: photography is not permitted on Black Labyrinth tours but is allowed on the other tours.
Allow 5 hours for the Black Abyss tour and 3.5 hours for Rotorua Canopy Tour.
Black Labyrinth tours depart from 585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves, and Rotorua Canopy Tours depart from 147 Fairy Springs Rd, Rotorua. Check in 30 minutes prior to each tour.
Photography and video are not permitted on Black Labyrinth tours but is allowed on the Rotorua Canopy Tours.