Black Abyss Tour

Abseiling under glowworms
Floating near exit

New Zealand offers the perfect destination to let your adventurous side take over. The Black Abyss is an exhilarating caving experience blending the magic of abseiling, climbing and floating through a unique underground river system. The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co offers 5 hour tours, three times a day, of the amazing Black Abyss.

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 (a deep shaft that falls away to the darkness below), 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 35 metres
  • Cave tubing (black water rafting)
  • Glow worms
  • Flying Fox


  • Footwear
  • Tubes
  • Wetsuit
  • Helmet
  • Abseiling devices
  • Safety equipment
  • Hot shower
  • Hot soup & bagel


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

Additional Info

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, Waitomo Homestead, State Highway 3 Waitomo Caves