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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Legendary Black Water Rafting

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What to Expect
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Have an unforgettable underground adventure with Black Water Rafting in the Ruakuri Caves!

Join experienced guides who'll take you safely deep underground as you abseil, weave, jump, climb and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland at the Waitomo Caves. Choose either the original 3-hour Black Labyrinth tour or step it up a gear with the 5-hour Black Abyss adventure. 

On the Black Labyrinth tour, you'll grab some rubber tubes to commence your unreal adventure, floating down an underground river while admiring the glowworm displays above. You'll cave, walk, tube and even jump into a cascading underground waterfall, all in a small group with a maximum of 12 people.

For more intense thrill-seekers, the Black Abyss tour is the most comprehensive caving experience possible, featuring an underground flying fox and waterfall climbs. In a group with no more than 8 people, you'll abseil 35 metres, cave, walk, tube, jump, fly, climb and jump through the Ruakuri Caves. Test yourself on this ultimate caving adventure, all the while being accompanied by expert guides. After you're all done pushing yourself to your limits, warm up with a hot shower and treat yourself to some complimentary hot soup on bagels.

Book your spot on the ultimate caving adventure online with us today!

Assembling arrangement:
  • Meeting point: 585 Waitomo Caves Road, New Zealand

  • Please check-in at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time.

  • Due to safety reasons, you must be over 12 years of age to participate in the Black Labyrinth tour and over 16 years of age to participate in the Black Abyss tour.

  • You must weigh more than 45kg and be in good physical condition to take part in these tours.

  • The water temperature for both tours is approximately 10-14°C or 50-57°F.

  • Maximum group sizes: 12 people for Black Labyrinth, 8 people for Black Abyss.

  • Tours operate daily except for Christmas Day.

  • Black Labyrinth tours depart at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 with additional tours scheduled in summer (times to be confirmed when booking).

  • Black Abyss tours depart at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm throughout the year with additional tours scheduled in summer (times to be confirmed when booking).

  • All tours are subject to availability and weather conditions. 

What to bring:

  • Swimwear

  • Towel

  • Wetsuits and footwear provided by the operator

  • Please note that cameras and GoPro's can't be used on these tours 

How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 4 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Will you provide me with changing rooms and lockers?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. Yes, there are separate changing rooms for males and females complete with hot showers for after your underground experience. There are also lockers to safely store your belongings while you are underground. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Vin
  • Q:Hi, I can't swim, I wonder whether I can join the Black Abyss tours?
    A:Hi there, thanks for your question. You do need to be comfortable in the water, however swimming is not a necessity. You will have a tube to aid you in floating as well as an expert guide. If you have any other questions, please send us an email at service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Cynthia

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