New Zealand

Black Water Rafting

Location:Hamilton & Waikato

An Awesome Underground Caving & Rafting Adventure, Simply Amazing!

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water rafting adventure operator. What began as a special treat for a brave few has developed into a spectacular tourism attraction that gives visitors of all ages the chance to abseil, weave, jump, climb, and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland at Waitomo Caves.

Black Labyrinth

This is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave. Over three hours you'll take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down an underground river as you enjoy the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above.

Activity involves

  • Caving and walking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glow worms
  • A small waterfall jump

Tour details

  • Allow 3 hours
  • Beginner level
  • You must be 12 years and 45kg +
  • Need swimwear and towel
  • Water temperature 10-14 C
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided
  • 12 people per tour maximum

Tour times - 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.00pm.

 

Black Abyss

Black Abyss is the ultimate Waitomo adventure and is the caving tour of choice for natural born adrenaline junkies everywhere. Descend into the seemingly bottomless black depths of the glow worm studded Ruakuri Cave. This five hour expedition combines abseiling the 35 metre tomo, climbing, whizzing down a flying fox and cave tubing underneath glow worms into one unforgettable journey. At every stage you're accompanied and supported by experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. who know and love this totally unique and mind-blowing environment.

Activity involves

  • Abseiling training
  • Abseiling 35 metres
  • Caving and walking
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glow worms
  • Jumps
  • Flying Fox
  • Climbing

Tour details

  • Allow 5 hours
  • Beginner level
  • You must be 16 years and 45kg +
  • Need swimwear and towel
  • Water temperature 10-14 C
  • Wetsuits and footwear provided
  • 8 people per tour maximum

Tour times - 9.00am, 10.00am, 2.00pm.
(Additional times on demand)

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