Black Labyrinth - Ultimate Rafting Experience

Tour Summary

 

​Adventure without the adrenaline! The Black Labyrinth option gives you an awesome adventure without the scary challenges, it’s a shorter tour! If you’re travelling through the country on limited time but still want to squeeze in a Black Water Rafting adventure in, then this 3-hour tour is probably a better way to go.

Tour Highlights

 

  • This caving experience is a great option for families! 

  • 3 hours caving experience involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system and most importantly, having the most fun you’ve ever had in the dark.

  • You’ll be guided every step of the way by a professional guide and will share stories of local Māori legends, how these limestone caves and their features have formed, as well as telling you the unusual life cycle of the glowworms.

  • Some sweet treats along the way, because who doesn’t love an underground snack?

Tour Inclusion

 

  • Fully guided return transfer from Auckland

  • Complementary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complementary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • Entry ticket with 3 hour Black Labyrinth black water rafting guided experience

  • All equipment is provided, including footwear, tubes, wetsuits, helmets, abseiling devices and safety equipment.

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour

  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus

Tour Description

Taking a road trip to this amazing destination located in the King Country of the Waikato takes about 3 hours when driving south from Auckland.  New Zealand is a paradise for active relaxers! We have so much to gain from embracing our adventurous spirit and taking that leap into the unknown, and not just for the obvious benefits being in the outdoors brings. And most of all, learning more about yourself with each new experience. 

 

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co’s original and most popular tour is the Black Labyrinth tour. This popular activity takes approximately three hours with one hour underground and involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system. Equipped with all the caving gear you need – wetsuit, helmet, footwear, and most important of all, meeting your friendly and passionate guides, it’s time to gear up and test out your tubing skills. Once you’re comfortable in your tube you’ll enter the cave through a hole in the rock and be straight into the underground waters.

 

Spend the next 3 hours weaving around and climbing over rocks, jumping off not-too-high waterfalls, floating beneath a sky of glow worms, and most importantly, having the most fun you’ve ever had in the dark. Your guides will share stories of local Maori legends, how these limestone caves and their features have formed, as well as telling you the unusual life cycle of the glowworms. They’ll also provide some sweet treats along the way, because who doesn’t love an underground snack?

Tour Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 people are required for this tour to operate.

  • Minimum weight restriction of 45kg+ apply

  • Guides at Waitomo reserve the right to refuse to take anyone into the cave that they consider to be unsuited for the tour (e.g. physically incapable or too small).

  • Participants must be 12 years old or over (proof of age may be required)

  • Good and moderate fitness level is required

  • Just bring yourself, your swimwear, a towel and a thirst for adventure.

  • No caving experience is needed!

  • The water temperature is 10-14C / 50-57F year-round so doing the activity in winter will feel almost the same as doing the activity in summer

  • Photos are taken for you throughout the experience where you’ll get to view and purchase your photos at the end of the tour

  • Cameras, including GoPros, can’t be taken on the tour

  • Tours only run if it is safe, which is the vast majority of the time. However, prolonged heavy rain can result in rising water levels in the caves, in which case the tours would be cancelled.

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+64 21 026 90502

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