Take a trip underground and experience the thrill of Black Water Rafting at Waitomo Caves. Set off from Auckland or Rotorua to the amazing Waitomo Caves for an unforgettable adventure.

The three hour Black Labyrinth tour will see you climbing, leaping and jumping off waterfalls in the dark Ruakuri Cave. You’ll navigate through rapids and along underground rivers in your trusty inner-tube. All the while with incredible limestone caves arching overhead and glowworms twinkling all around you.

Your black water rafting tour ends as you emerge into the Waitomo Forest and return to dry land for a well-deserved hot shower. Tuck into a delicious free lunch before returning to Rotorua or Auckland.

Wetsuits and footwear are provided – bring your own thermal for extra warmth, swimwear and a towel. You must be 12 or over to participate in this tour.

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Adult (Age 13+)


Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?

Sorry, our great value InterCity day tours don’t include hotel pickup and drop-off. Check out our friends at GreatSights and Gray Line for premium day tour options.

Can I eat and drink on board the bus?

Yes, you can eat cold food and cold drinks on board the bus. We don’t allow hot drinks or food for safety reasons.

Can I bring my bags with me?

You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?

No, our day tours are non-refundable.

How do I book a tour with my pass?

Booking a day tour using your FlexiPass or TravelPass bus pass is a slightly different process. First, you need to make sure you’re logged in to your pass. On your pass dashboard, click on the ‘Tours’ button and follow the instructions to book your tour. Please note not all InterCity day tours are available to book on your pass.

What happens if my day tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

If your day tour is cancelled for any reason, we’ll contact you to discuss your options. These will include a transfer to the next available service, or a refund of your fare.

What should I bring?

Wetsuits and footwear are provided – bring your own thermal for extra warmth, swimwear and a towel.

Does this tour include meals?

Yes. Your tour includes a short morning/afternoon tea break and fish & chips lunch.

Are there heaters in the caves?

No, it’s cold in there but you’ll warm up with all that physical activity you’ll be doing.