Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. Black Labyrinth


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.

  • Glowworms

  • Wet

  • Waterfall

  • Tubing


  • NZD$150 Adult

  • NZD$127 Youth

  • NZD$470 Family

Booking Conditions Book

Essential Information

  • Essential Information

  • 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.

Departure Information

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!



  • 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 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.

  • How long is the tour?

    Allow 3 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 purchase photos after your 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 Labyrinth tours?

    You must be over 12 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.

  • What does a family pass consist of?

    Two adults and two youth.