Black Labyrinth Waitomo Caves Adventure

Waitomo, Waikato



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  • The original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, and leaping off underground waterfalls
  • Weave, jump and float your way through the glowworm-studded underworld of Ruakuri Cave
  • Enjoy the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above

This is New Zealand’s original black water rafting adventure. Share in the thrills and excitement with experienced guides who’ll take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave. Experience tubing down underground rivers while admiring a roof of glowworms.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Wetsuits and footwear
  • Safety briefing
  • Experienced, friendly guide

Head into the darkness of the Ruakuri Cave with your experienced guide as you take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls. Float serenely down and underground river and take in the sights of the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries above.

Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the Waitomo Forest.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow three hours for this experience
  • Tours depart daily at 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm
  • Additional tours are available in summer

Numbers on the Day

There is a maximum of 12 people per tour.


This experience is subject to weather conditions.

Dress Code

Please bring swimwear and a towel.

... and Importantly


Participants must be over 12 years of age and weigh more than 45kg.


  • Water temperature will likely be 10-14 degrees celcius
  • This is a beginner level experience


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.