Waitomo Caves Black Water Rafting Tour from Auckland to Rotorua

from Auckland
Book online or call: 0800 744 487 or +64 9 583 5790

from $316 NZD

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  • 10 hours 40 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 3 more


Explore vast underground caverns filled with enchanting glowworms on an unforgettable black water rafting experience. Your driver will provide interesting commentary as you travel from Auckland to Waitomo Caves in the King Country region.

Here, inside the Ruakuri Cave, you’ll set off on a Black Labyrinth rafting experience. Wearing a wetsuit, boots and helmet, you’ll float through the cave system on an inflatable tube, as well as climbing and jumping through the caves. You’ll be accompanied by an expert guide as you explore the caves, paddling through rapids and paddling through rapids as well as enjoying the sight of twinkling glowworms above and all around you.

After three magical hours you’ll emerge into native bush in the Waitomo Forest, Refresh with a hot shower, then tuck into a delicious lunch of authentic Kiwi fish and chips at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Restaurant.

You can choose to follow your black water adventure with a visit to the other caves in the area (at extra cost), before continuing your journey to Rotorua.

What's Included

  • Operates daily
  • Guided black water rafting tour in Ruakuri Cave
  • Explore underground caverns in search of glowworms
  • Fish and chip lunch
  • Premium coach with leather reclining seats
  • Free WiFi and onboard USB charging docks


  • 7:30 am
    Tour departs Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland
  • 10:00 am
    Coach arrives at Black Water Rafting Cafe, Waitomo
  • missing fas fa-walking
    10:30 am
    Labyrinth black water rafting tour
  • 1:30 pm
    Lunch of fish and chips
  • 4:00 pm
    Coach departs Waitomo Caves
  • 6:10 pm
    Tour arrives Rotorua i-SITE, Rotorua

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Available from selected inner-city hotels.

Additional Info

  • Please bring your own swimwear and a towel – all other equipment is provided.
  • You must be aged 12 or over to participate in this tour, and you will need a moderate level of fitness.

Cancellation Policy

Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.


0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: GS11BL

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