Waitomo Caves Black Water Rafting Tour from Auckland

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

from $316 NZD

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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 3 more


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Explore vast underground caverns filled with enchanting glowworms on an unforgettable black water rafting experience.

Travel from Auckland to Waitomo – along the way your driver will provide interesting commentary about the rural farmland and rolling hills of the region. Your Black Labyrinth rafting adventure will take place inside the impressive Ruakuri Cave, the longest underground cave in the Waitomo caves network.

Kitted out in wetsuit, boots, helmet and your trusty inner tube, you’ll climb, leap and float through the caves. Your expert guide will accompany you as you jump down waterfalls, paddle through rapids and glide through vaulted limestone caves, while glowworms twinkle above.

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 returning to Auckland.

What's Included

  • Operates daily
  • Ruakuri Cave guided black water rafting tour
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7:00 pm
    Tour returns Sky City Coach Terminal, Auckland

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: GS10BL

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