Black Water Rafting is the ultimate underground experience, and a must-do activity for any New Zealand local or traveler. Located 80 metres below ground, Black Water Rafting involves rafting in tubes through underground rapids, leaping off waterfalls and floating through underwater streams, all under a luminescent cave sky lit by glowworms. This adrenaline filled; bucket list experience is the perfect way to explore one of the most diverse cave systems in New Zealand.
The friendly Black Water Rafting guides know Ruakuri like the back of their hands and are passionate about caving. These guides are local and will make you feel at ease throughout your adventure. They will get you geared up with everything you need for this experience, like boots, a wetsuit and a helmet. Next, our guides will take you through some practice before the real think so you are comfortable with how things will go.
There are two options for Black Water Rafting tours to choose from, catering to both the less-adventurous as well as adrenaline junkies. The Black Labyrinth is a 3-hour long tubing exploration. This is the best choice for those who are a little nervous. This adventure includes floating under a sky of glowworms, sliding into fast flowing water and jumping off waterfalls. The Black Abyss is a level up from the Labyrinth and more for thrill-seeking daredevils who want their adrenaline levels pumped up a little higher. This adventure is 5 hours and includes an abseil as well as a zipline to transport yourself through the cave.
Black Water Rafting is proud to be associated with the Virtual Race NZ and is offering each winner a double pass to experience the Black Labyrinth tour. We look forward to welcoming you to our special place when you visit.