Black Abyss caving adventure in the Waitomo Caves

Black Abyss caving adventure in the Waitomo Caves
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 16 y/o
  • Duration: 5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, 585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo 3977
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

This epic 5-hour caving tour includes an underground zipline, 35m abseil, all throughout the Ruakuri cave system, this is the ultimate Waitomo caving adventure.

The unforgettable journey includes:

  • The ultimate 5 hour Waitomo caving experience 
  • a 35m underground Zipline
  • Waterfall climbing
  • Glowworms 
  • Abseiling through a 35-meter hole into the cave system
  • Enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and bagels after your tour
  • Experienced, trained guides will take you safely through the stunning underworld

Location
A 2-hour drive from Auckland, Waitomo is a small village on New Zealand's north island known for its extensive cave systems - namely, Ruakuri Cave. The longest underground cave in the Waitomo area of New Zealand, this spiritual urupa is made popular by its glowworm ceiling, waterfall features, and limestone formations.

Activity
An all-action subterranean adventure, groups will abseil 35m into the cave - navigating the Black Abyss route on foot and by using inflatable tubes down underground rivers. A 5-hour physically demanding course across large caverns and through tight squeezes, highlights include tubing down waterfalls, ziplining through a gallery of illuminating glowworms and climbing across deep caverns.

Conditions
A temperate underground environment with a diverse and slippery terrain, water temperature varies between 10-14°C.

Offer Description

During this activity you are going to do: 
- Caving and walking
- Cave tubing (black water rafting)
- Small waterfall jumping
- Abseiling 35 meters
- Ziplining

Activity requirements

You must be min. 16 years old and 45kg+ to participate.
You must all check-in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour.

Special terms

Additional departure times from 7 am available in summer (Nov - April). To be confirmed after booking.  
The activity is subject to availability and weather conditions.
Please note: cameras and GoPro's can't be taken on this tour.

Included
  • Cave guide
  • Tubing equipment
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Helmet & head torch
  • Harness
  • Wetsuit
Excluded
  • Session photos ($ 30 NZD)
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Meeting point
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, 585 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo 3977 Get directions

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