Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Black Abyss
Feel the adrenaline as you abseil into the dark, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave. Zipline through a gallery of glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey.
For the ultimate in adventure caving tours, look no further than the Black Abyss. Descend into the seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave before zip lining through a gallery of illuminating glowworms on this unforgettable journey. Begin your journey by abseiling into the depths of mysterious Ruakuri Cave.
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 jump off cascading 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.
- 585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves
- +64 7 878 6219
0800 228 464
- Open from 9am daily, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)
- Daily Tours 9am and 2pm. Additional tours available over summer period.
Current Departure Times:
Open from 9am daily, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)
Tours depart every hour daily from 9am (with the last tour at 2pm) from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
Allow 5 hours.
Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
Additional tours available over summer period.
- Bring swimwear & a towel
Bring swimwear and a towel.
Swimwear and a towel.
Black Abyss tours depart daily from the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. located at 585 Waitomo Caves Rd. Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure.
Allow 5 hours.
Sorry, cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour. You are able to purchase tour photos after your tour.
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!
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.
You must be over 16 years old and over 45kg.
Yes, you do! The entire cave is a glowworm-studded wonderland.
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.