Black Abyss Tour

White Water Rafting Meals

Black Abyss is an exhilarating caving experience blending the magic of abseiling, climbing and floating through a unique underground river system.

Slip spider-like down into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave and enjoy the 5 hour expedition that takes you on an unforgettable journey of abseiling the breathtaking tomo, climbing, tight rock squeezes and cave tubing down the river.

Experienced caving guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co will be with you every step of the way, making this day tour an experience you will never forget on your next New Zealand holiday.


  • Abseiling 37 metres
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glow worms
  • Flying Fox


  • Abseiling (and abseiling training!)
  • Black Water Rafting
  • Entry to Waitomo Caves Museum
  • Hot Soup & Bagel
  • Use of equipment such as tubes, wetsuits, boots, helmets, abseiling devices and safety equipment
  • Hot shower


Departs: 9.00am, 11.00am & 2.00pm (additional times on demand in summer
Duration: 5 hours

TopAdditional Information

Children: Aged 0-15 years are not permitted. Children aged 16 years and over are at adult rate
Requirements: Moderate level of fitness. You will need to bring swimwear, a towel and must be at least 45kg in weight.
Operated By: Legendary Black Water Rafting Co

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