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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6219
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Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour
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Waitomo’s Original Black Water Rafting Operator & Legendary for 30 Years! We’ve been sharing thrills and excitement for over 3 decades and have experienced guides who’ll take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave. We will take you deep underground on the most unreal subterranean journey that’ll have you begging for more! After you’ve jumped off a few waterfalls and pushed yourself to the limits, warm up with a hot shower and treat yourself to some hot soup on bagels, on us. Black Labyrinth: The original Waitomo black water rafting tour that will have you exploring and tubing through mysterious Ruakuri Cave. Grab a group of mates, some rubber tubes, and let’s take you on an unreal underground adventure you will never forget. Black Abyss For the ultimate in adventure caving tours, look no further than the Black Abyss. You'll descend into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave, zipline through a gallery of illuminating glowworms and climb underground.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“black labyrinth” (179 reviews)
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585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
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585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 6219
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went on the Black Abyss tour yesterday. There were only the four of us on the tour, which was about half the normal number. The two guides were really great - friendly, knowledgeable, and safety focused. We did the abseiling training, abseiling, flying fox,...More

Thank Michael_T_Aus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hubby and I did the 5hour Abyss tour and it was amazing! I was a little nervous about being underground in small spaces but I was fine the whole way round. The combination of activities (abseiling, zip lining, tubing and waterfall climbing) make this a...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I did the black abyss tour. We really enjoyed our experience, it was very different. You get to first abseil into the cave and then do a little zip-lining in the dark. Seeing the glow worms while relaxing on the tube and...More

Thank Robert912
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the black abyss tour, includes 30 m abseil, zipline, tubing and climbing through a waterfall. Parts were exhilarating but so fun once you had achieved them like the abseil down! then the black water rafting in the dark with the glow worms above...More

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really loved this tubing trip! Wasn’t really sure what to expect but it was great fun! Our instructors Karen and Michael were a brilliant laugh and really got the whole group interacting from the beginning. The caves were more challenging than I had imagined...More

Thank Ciara_J_Kennedy
Discover_Waitomo, contact centre at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora thanks for your 5 Star review. We are please that you enjoyed your experience. We will pass on you praise to your guides. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bugger ... just reviewed our Black Labyrinth trip yesterday under the Waitomo Cave banner ! Regardless - best guided tour with teenage boys yet ! Katie and Mack ... you chicks rock and are not only an asset but credit to this company. Will be...More

Thank Neil H
Discover_Waitomo, contact centre at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora thanks for your awesome feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we will pass on you kind words to your guides. We hope to see you again!!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the Blackwater Labyrinth tour which involved tubing through parts of the Ruakuri cave. I was a little nervous about the small spaces but the guides were very reassuring and I had a fantastic experience. The gloworms were amazing to see especially once all...More

Thank Mel O
Discover_Waitomo, DW Contact Centre at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mel and thank you for taking the time to place a review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour and agree that the glow worm display is amazing when all the torches are off

Reviewed 6 days ago

A great trip with Mitch and David. We did the Abyss tour and highly recommend it. Mitch and David were great and struck a fine balance with humour, education and keeping us safe. Would love to do this again.

Thank vmaxdd
Discover_Waitomo, DW Contact Centre at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to place a wonderful review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and will pass your praises on Mitch and David. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The actual experience in the caves was wonderful. Our guides were great and we had a lot of fun, but our experience with the administrative part of the excursion was a nightmare. To start, we received an email late at night the evening before the...More

Thank Kj199
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Black Abyss experience earlier this week, and had a fabulous time. I have never abseiled before, but it was fun and easy with the instruction our guides gave. Ziplining and tubing were also great, and we were so excited to see lots...More

Thank robbinz410
Discover_Waitomo, DW Contact Centre at The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to place a wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour and are happy to hear that the guides were outstanding - we will be passing your praises onto them for you. Hope to...More

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cmumm86
25 December 2017|
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Response from RuakuriCave | Property representative |
Hi there. This would be close to the limit for the Abyss. No clear answer sorry as it is more about proportions than strictly height or weight for the Abyss. Tubes are not the issue, but entering the cave is! The abseil... More
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CurlsGoneWild
4 April 2017|
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Response from RuakuriCave | Property representative |
Some good answers here. A great way to get a discount is by joining one of the tours like Haka Tours or Kiwi Experience. Maui/britz/mighty campervans often have discount vouchers for Waitomo products, or pre purchase The... More
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Sayali D
21 February 2017|
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Response from RuakuriCave | Property representative |
Hi Sayali, swimming helps but is not required for either adventure, but an understanding of the environment is. You will be walking through shallow but sometimes fast moving water (which is why the recommended weight is... More
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