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Blackwater Rafting - Black Labyrinth Tour

The Original Classic Blackwater Rafting Adventure

Over three hours of climbing, black water tubing, leaping over waterfalls and floating serenely down the Ruakuri Cave river marvelling at glow worms and the caves magnificent structure.

TRG-T364 | Adults NZ $142.00 | Children NZ $142.00


You will see

  • Glow worms
  • Limestone formations
  • Lots of darkness
  • Waterfalls

More than 30 million years ago, the legend of Waitomo Caves began with the creation of limestone at the bottom of the ocean. Now these limestone formations stand as one of New Zealand's most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination.

This tour - the Black Labyrinth is the original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating through Ruakuri Cave.

For over three hours you'll take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down an underground river as you enjoy the glow worm show on the vaulted limestone galleries up above. Your journey concludes when you emerge into the sunlight of the Waitomo forest.

  • Wetsuits and footwear
Not Included
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Allow 3 hour for tour
  • Beginner Level activity
  • Maximum group size is 12 persons
  • Water temperature is 10 to 14 deg C
  • You must be a minimum of 12 years old and 45kg+
  • Minimum of 2 persons per trip
  • Subject to availability and weather conditions
  • You must be a minimum of 12 years old and 45kg+

Experience Schedule Options

   start time    end time
Black Labyrinth 0900 departure 09:00 12:00
Black Labyrinth 0945 departure 09:45 12:45
Black Labyrinth 1030 departure 10:30 13:30
Black Labyrinth 1115 departure 11:15 14:15
Black Labyrinth 1200 departure 12:00 15:00
Black Labyrinth 1330 departure 13:30 16:30
Black Labyrinth 1500 departure 15:00 18:00

Activity Ticket Charges

Adult price     NZ $142.00
Child price     NZ $142.00

    Can children go blackwater rafting?

Children must be a minimum of 12 years and 45+ kilos

    Is the water cold?

The water temperature ranges from 10 to 14 deg Celsius depending on the time of the year

    Will I see glow worms?

Yes, the roof of the caves are covered in glow worms

    What clothing do you provide?

We provide wetsuits, appropriate footwear,helmet with light

    What clothing should I bring?

You need swimwear and a towel. Bring a warm jersey to change back into at the end of your adventure

    How long should I allow for this tour?

Please allow 3 hours

    I've never done this before, is it safe?

The Black Labyrinth is a beginners level river. We provide instruction and safety training before the tour commences and our guides are with you every step of the way.

    How many people are on a tour?

The maximum group size is 12 persons. The minimum is 2 persons.

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