Ruakuri Cave Black Water Rafting - Black Abyss


Adventure into the Waitomo caves on a 5 hour tour

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Discover the beauty of Waitomo by cave spelunking and climbing the Ruakuri Cave
  • Abseil and zip line 35 meters down into the depths of the cave
  • Grab a tube for black water rafting down the underground river
  • Experienced caving guides will teach you and be with you throughout the trip
  • Quality tour provider that has been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor
  • Wetsuits, helmets, footwear and all necessary equipment is provided - prepare to get wet!
Most Recent Review

  • 10 Jan 2018
    The guides were funny and nice. They introduced the cave very well and took great care of us. It was so cold inside but snacks and hot drinks were provided twice. The experience itself is unforgettable, a must have adventure! Highly recommended!

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What To Expect

Love white water rafting? Then this Black Water Rafting tour will give you a different and even more thrilling experience! It is a great choice for any adrenaline junkies visiting New Zealand. Black water rafting is cave spelunking meets white water rafting as you go tubing throughout Ruakuri Cave, part of the Waitomo caves. Put on your gear and learn from professionally trained guides that will take you zip lining, rafting and caving underground. Brave the dark by abseiling 35 meters down a tiny spiral cave entrance. Once inside, hike to a river 100 meters under the ground. Take a tube and float down the river. Extreme-sports enthusiasts will love the adventure of cave spelunking, rappelling to the rivers, and the rush of floating through rapids and drops. Make sure to look up as you tube down the river to see a swarm of glowworms throughout the cave ceiling. One thing you need to bring? A spirit for adventure!

ruakuri cave climbing
Climb throughout the Ruakuri Cave, the most adventurous cave in the Waitomo area
abseiling waitomo area
Go abseiling down 35 meters from the cave entrance
flying fox zip line
Enjoy the speed of zip lining and look up to see glowworms in the Waitomo cave
black water rafting equipment
Experience climbing and rafting with full equipment provided
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:

  • 5 hour expedition
  • Experienced caving guides
  • Abseiling training
  • Abseil 35 meters
  • Cave spelunking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glowworm sightings
  • Jumps
  • Flying Fox zip Line
  • Climbing
  • Waterfalls
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Food
  • Drinking water


  • Daily departures: 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm
  • Summer daily departures: every hour from 7:00am-2:00pm
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Due to safety reasons, participants under the age of 16 and/or below a weight of 45kg cannot join this tour
  • Bring your own swimwear and towel
  • Water temperatures range from 10-14°C / 50-57°
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, 110 min drive from Rotorua
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 Hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (8) 4.9
  • Wai Ping Katherine 10 Jan 2018
    The guides were funny and nice. They introduced the cave very well and took great care of us. It was so cold inside but snacks and hot drinks were provided twice. The experience itself is unforgettable, a must have adventure! Highly recommended!
  • s 1 Feb 2017
    This was an incredible adventure and our best activity in New Zealand. Harry our guide made it absolutely epic! He was knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all questions. He made sure that we stayed safe and was firm and comforting if we got at all nervous. i will recommend to my friends!
  • Bella 23 Nov 2016
    unforgettable activity,professional guide,we all need to do is follow and look the beautiful view.but under cave,you maybe be carefully, the stone is very wet.
  • CHI YUAN 3 Jan 2018
    Before the checkin need to print out the code, more convenient, the wizard is very enthusiastic, the whole process is very interesting, it is worth playing
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  • Alex 9 Apr 2017
    The whole activity is not provided to eat Oh, so it is necessary to own a little high-calorie to eat, because the whole activity is still very large physical strength! Participate in the activities that they can eat a cow haha.
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  • Ace 18 Jan 2017
    The wizard is very professional, very appropriate arrangements, the rest is the need for your courage and determination, and the whole process of the wizard are very attention to our situation, will always remind the dangerous place. While marching cold water, looked up and saw the fire in the dark fireflies, that moment really a little tears down feeling. Thank you for providing this event!
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  • Lainey 18 Jan 2017
    The price to participate in such an unforgettable experience can be said to be value, and really life history to make themselves proud of life, that is, before the event must be prepared properly, cold swimsuit and towels, etc.
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  • Adele 24 Dec 2016
    An unforgettable experience, which for my athletic talent is not very good people should be regarded as a challenge. The At the beginning of the rapid drop from the entrance let me excited for a long time, down to the following there are rope track cable, really very suitable for people who seek excitement. Walking in the cool underground river to be very careful because the stone is very slippery, really tired ~ ~ full score
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