Black Labyrinth - ultimate rafting experience
Activities

Black Labyrinth - ultimate rafting experience

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • This caving experience is a great option for families!
  • You’ll be guided every step of the way by a professional guide and will share stories of local Māori legends
  • 3 hours caving experience involves a combination of walking and floating on an inner tube through a unique underground river system
  • Some sweet treats along the way, because who doesn’t love an underground snack?
What to expect

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?

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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 3 hour Black Labyrinth black water rafting guided experience
    • All equipment is provided, including footwear, tubes, wetsuits, helmets, abseiling devices and safety equipment
    • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus
    • Guided tour
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • 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 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, 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 pickup point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure 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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