Legendary Black Water Rafting Co Black Labyrinth
Discover adventure on New Zealand's original Black Water Rafting trip on the Black Labyrinth. Float down an underground river and jump off subterranean waterfalls as you admire the glowworm-studded cave interior of Ruakuri Cave.
What began as a special treat for a brave few has developed into an incredible and unique caving tour that gives visitors the chance to weave, jump, climb, and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland at Waitomo Caves. Visitors can jump off cascading underground waterfalls as experienced and trained guides take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave.
After you’ve discovered true adventure in Waitomo, warm up with a hot shower and treat yourself to 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)
- Tours depart every 90 min daily from 9am with the last tour at 3pm. Additional tours available over summer period.
Current Departure Times:
Open from 9am daily, 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day)
Tours depart daily from 9am at the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
Allow 3 hours.
Check in 30 minutes prior to tour departure. The last tour is at 3pm.
Additional tours available over summer period.
- Bring swimwear & a towel
Please note: the Black Labyrinth tour is a beginner level caving adventure, almost anyone can give it a go!
Swimwear and a towel. Wetsuits are provided.
Black Labyrinth 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 3 hours.
Sorry, cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour for safety reasons. You are able to purchase 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 12 years old and over 45 kg.
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.
Two adults and two youth.