Black Water Rafting

Distance from us
53 mins
Opening times

7am-2pm in the summer

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Black Water Rafting is the most fun you can have in the dark. *Booking essential*

  • Float down the underground river in rubber tubes while admiring the glowworm displays above
  • Become part of the legend on Waitomo’s original legendary black water rafting adventure
  • Jump into cascading underground waterfalls, reflecting the glowworms above
  • Experienced, trained guides will take you safely through the stunning underworld

Family tickets available. Find the best adventure for you here.

About The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand’s first black water rafting adventure operator. We’ve been sharing thrills and excitement since 1987, and have experienced guides who will take you safely through the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave.

What began as a special treat for a brave few has developed into a spectacular tourism attraction that gives visitors of all ages the chance to abseil, weave, jump, climb, and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland at Waitomo Caves.

585 Waitomo Caves Road,
Ruakuri Cave
Waitomo, Waitomo 3977

Dress Code

Your tour includes the use of equipment required for your trip such as tubes, wetsuits, boots and helmets, however each person will need to bring their swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!

Black Water Rafting