Ruakuri Black Water Rafting - Black Labyrinth


Black water cave rafting adventure in Waitomo

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 3 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Enjoy 3 hours of guided subterranean adventure in the Ruakuri Cave
  • Experience an adrenaline rush as you try black water rafting down the underground river
  • Let yourself go as you jump down waterfalls in the cave
  • Quality tour provider that has been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided for maximum comfort in the river
Most Recent Review

  • 28 Sep 2018
    We have five adults in the group to join this activity. The tour guide is nice and lead us to have good adventure. We have seen the worms with exciting and happy. Both of us enjoyed this actives very much.

US$ 96.65

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What To Expect

Discover the first tour of its kind on the Black Labyrinth cave tour! This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that takes you on a thrilling journey through the Ruakuri Cave. Experience climbing, black water tubing and cliff diving all in the darkness of an underground cave. Throughout the tour you will test your strength and ability as you jump over cascading waterfalls or black water raft down the underground river. Make sure to look up as you are tubing to enjoy the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone on the ceiling.

ruakuri cave waterfalls
Experience the thrill of jumping from heights as you explore the Ruakuri Cave
black water rafting waitomo caves
All tubes and equipment needed for the tour will be provided
 waitomo glowworm caves
Make sure to look up as you are black water rafting in order to catch the ceiling filled with glow worms
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • 3 hour guided adventure in the Ruakuri Cave
  • Caving and walking
  • Black water rafting (cave tubing)
  • A small waterfall jump
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided


  • Regular tour hours: 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
  • Additional summer tours: depart every 30 minutes beginning at 7:00am
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Due to safety reasons, participants under the age of 12 and the weight of 45 kg cannot join this tour
  • Please bring your own swimwear and towel
  • Water temperatures range from 10-14°C(50-57°F)
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified

How To Get There:

  • Address: 585 Waitomo Village Road (formerly Waitomo Caves Road), Waitomo Caves
  • By car: 2.5 hour (200km) drive from Auckland, 2 hours drive from Rotorua
Cancelation Policy
  • Once confirmed, no cancelations may be made
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Reviews (38) 4.8
  • WAI YEE CATHERINE 28 Sep 2018
    We have five adults in the group to join this activity. The tour guide is nice and lead us to have good adventure. We have seen the worms with exciting and happy. Both of us enjoyed this actives very much.
  • Wing Ki 29 Aug 2018
    It is so great and a very nice experience! But u have to consider is winter now😂
  • Chiu Him Philip 20 Aug 2018
    An Amazing Experience. Really worth to go. After two hours of adventure, the bagel was definitely a blast. Love it
  • Jimmy 9 Jul 2018
    Well organized and an exciting trip to the caves! Loved it and will come back for the 5 hour trip next time!
  • Remus 16 Jun 2018
    Best experience! Recommend everyone to give it a go!
  • Kim Gek 14 Jun 2018
    Skip the boat ride, the black water rafting tour is the best way to see the glow worms in the caves.
  • RongQi Aline 10 Jun 2018
    Amazing experience in the cave, guides were friendly and professional, even had a guide who sang really well; free music and entertainment in the dark dark cave ;)
  • HUI JUN 6 Jun 2018
    redemeption is easy and the entire tour is fun. water is cold but they have wet suit and hot soup/bagels after the event. there's even hot water shower too. enjoyed the entire experience and we got to see lots of glow worm too.
  • Yiing Jye 7 Apr 2018
    Absolutely safe and fun! Guides were very friendly and engaging!
  • yee mei 11 Mar 2018
    the arrangement from the begining to the end is smooth and nice. the shower there is tidy. the guide is professional.
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