The Black Abyss



  • The most comprehensive caving experience including an underground flying fox and waterfall climbs

  • Abseil into Ruakuri Cave down a 35-metre tomo (hole)

  • Test yourself on this ultimate caving adventure

  • Enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and bagels after your tour


For the ultimate in adventure caving tours, look no further than the Black Abyss. You will descend into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave, zipline through a gallery of illuminating glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey.


  • Guided adventurous tour through enchanting Ruakuri Cave  

  • Expert guide ensures you're properly equipped with gear, including wetsuit and inner tube   

  • Training on how to use equipment 

  • Hot shower, hearty soup, and bagel after tour


  • Any expenses that are not mentioned in the inclusions

Additional Information

  • You must be 16 years and 45kg+

    Need swimwear and towel  

  • Water temperature 10-14°C / 50-57°F  

  • Wetsuits and footwear provided  

  • Medical disclosure form must be filled out on arrival

  • You must all check in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour

Hours & Pricing

  • All year 9.00am, 11.00am, 2.00pm plus additional tours in summer (to be confirmed at booking).

  • Duration: allow 5 hours

* Price valid until 30th September 2018




        585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo 3977



How to Book

  1. Please fill out and submit the booking form. Once the form received, our team will check on the booking's availability on the date and/or time you prefer, otherwise, we will get in touch with you with an alternative date and/or time.

  2. Once the booking's availability confirmed, a payment link with the total amount to pay will be sent to you . Please complete payment as soon as possible to secure the booking as the availability can be changed from time to time. 

  3. Once the payment received, we will confirm your booking within 1 business day and a confirmation voucher will be sent via email.

How to use

  • Upon confirmation email received, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.

  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.

  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control

  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel 4 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

  • If you cancel within 3 day(s) (NZDT 17:00) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.