Black abyss - ultimate Waitomo caving experience
Activities

Black abyss - ultimate Waitomo caving experience

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 11 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • The 5-hour Black Abyss tour packs all the most adventurous ways
  • Abseiling, flying fox, climbing and floating through the unique underground river system
  • Ride a roller coaster of everything caving has to offer
  • Tube through ancient glowworm studded stream-ways
  • Underground snacks in the form for yummy New Zealand chocolate and a hot beverage
  • You’ll be guided every step of the way by a professional guide
What to expect

Taking a road trip to this amazing destination located in the King Country of the Waikato which takes about 3 hours when driving south from Auckland city. 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 5-hour Black Abyss tour packs all the most adventurous ways to make your way through a cave into one Black Water Rafting tour. An exhilarating caving experience blending the magic of abseiling, flying fox, climbing and floating through unique underground river system. Slip spider-like down into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave and ride a roller coaster of everything caving has to offer. Explore and tube through ancient glowworm studded stream-ways. Underground snacks in the form for yummy New Zealand chocolate and a hot beverage to fuel you for the cave exploration ahead. . However, there’s no experience required, as you’ll have an experienced guide and be equipped with all the caving essentials!

This is the most adventurous tour! If you have a “go big or go home” mantra then this Black Water Rafting tour is a must-do! A fun challenge! Experiences are all the more memorable when you push yourself out of your comfort zone or do something you have never done before. This tour definitely touches on all those aspects!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
  • What's included
    • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
    • Admission to 5Hour Black Abyss Ultimate caving 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
    • Guided tour
    • Roundtrip transportation
    What's not included
    • Access to Wi-Fi on board
    • Food
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Grand Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010

    Meeting point:

    You'll get the pickup from Grand Mercure Hotel to be transferred to the tour location, please make your own way to the pickup point.

    What to remember
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
    • 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 16 years old or over (proof of age may be required)
    • Good and moderate fitness level is required
    • Just bring yourself, your swimwear, a towel, shower gel 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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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please be ready at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the pickup time
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    Provider
    ExperienceKart Limited
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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