With exhilarating Waitomo Blackwater rafting tours, like the Black Abyss, Black Labyrinth and the all new Black Odyssey, to choose from, there is something to suit all adventurous spirits in Waitomo Caves. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. is New Zealand's first black water rafting adventure operator. And it's also the only tour that takes you through the incomparable Ruakuri Cave.
Each Waitomo Caves Black Water Rafting expedition includes around 6-12 people guided by expert guides who will support and encourage you through the whole breathtaking caving tour.
You can book a Waitomo Caves black water rafting tour from Auckland or Rotorua with InterCity. The full day tours include return bus transport, the three-hour Black Labyrinth tour, and lunch.
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Challenge yourself on this extreme dry caving adventure. Experience a range of different caving techniques to complete this journey that will seriously stretch your limits. Test yourself with extreme traversing and mind-blowing heights. Edge over crossings high above roaring streamways. You’ll also spider-walk through ancient rift passages and experience the challenges of technical high rope work and flying foxes. Cavers will need to be over 16 years and pass a 'fit test' before starting the tour. Adults: NZD$100.00
Black Abyss is the ultimate Waitomo blackwater rafting 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. The Black Abyss tour requires a moderate level of fitness. Adults (16+ yrs): NZD$198.00
This is the original Waitomo Blackwater rafting adventure that will have you climbing, blackwater 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 glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the Waitomo forest. Adults: NZD$89.50. Children (12-16yrs): NZD$59.00
You can also book an InterCity Black Labyrinth tour including travel from Auckland or Rotorua and a delicious from $199 per person.
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