Black Labyrinth Waitomo Black Water Rafting Adventure Experience

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From $357.64

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Auckland, Auckland

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This popular tour takes approximately three hours with one hour underground and involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system.

Adventure without the adrenaline! The Black Labyrinth option gives you an awesome adventure without the scary challenges, it’s a shorter tour! If you’re travelling through the country on limited time but still want to squeeze in a Black Water Rafting adventure in, then this 3-hour tour is probably a better way to go.

What's Included

3 hours caving experience involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube

A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

Admission to 3 hour Black Labyrinth - black water rafting guided experience

All necessary safety equipment including footwear, tubes, wetsuits, helmets, abseiling devices

Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

Complimentary refreshments and water on board

Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

Some sweet treats along the way, because who doesn’t love an underground snack?

This caving experience is a great option for families

You’ll be guided every step of the way by a professional guide

What's Not Included

Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge




Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides at Waitomo reserve the right to refuse to take anyone into the cave that they consider to be unsuited for the tour (e.g. physically incapable or too small).
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum weight restriction of 45kg+ apply
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Participants must be 12 years old or over (proof of age may be required)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • The water temperature is 10-14C / 50-57F year-round so doing the activity in winter will feel almost the same as doing the activity in summer
  • Tours only run if it is safe, which is the vast majority of the time. However, prolonged heavy rain can result in rising water levels in the caves, in which case the tours would be cancelled.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Cameras, including GoPros, can’t be taken on the tour
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Good and moderate fitness level is required
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Just bring yourself, your swimwear, a towel, shower gel and a thirst for adventure.
  • No caving experience is needed!
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Photos are taken for you throughout the experience where you’ll get to view and purchase your photos at the end of the tour
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co’s original & most popular tour is the Black Labyrinth tour. This popular activity takes approximately three hours with one hour underground and involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system. Equipped with all the caving gear you need – wetsuit, helmet, footwear, and most important of all, meeting your friendly and passionate guides, it’s time to gear up and test out your tubing skills. Once you’re comfortable in your tube you’ll enter the cave through a hole in the rock & be straight into the underground waters. Spend the next 3 hours weaving around and climbing over rocks, jumping off not-too-high waterfalls, floating beneath a sky of glow worms, and most importantly, having the most fun you’ve ever had in the dark. Your guides will share stories of local Maori legends, how these limestone caves & their features have formed, as well as telling you the unusual life cycle of the glowworms.

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