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Black Water Rafting
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Black Water Rafting

Ready for excitement plus? Start by soaring over the stunning west coast surf followed by a descent into the deep dark Waitomo caves. Experience abseiling and black water rafting down waterfalls and fast flowing rivers all in the spectacular underground setting of the famous Ruakuri Cave.
NZ $1,149.00
incl GST
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Entering the Ruakuri Cave you will be transfixed by the wonder of its beautiful spiral opening. This is the beginning of good old-fashioned kiwi adventure at its best.

For over three hours you will take leaps of faith over cascading waterfalls and float serenely down an underground river, as you enjoy the glowworm show on the vaulted limestone galleries above. Beauty and thrilling excitement has never felt so natural.

The subterranean experience draws to a close as the darkness of this mystical world fades and you emerge into the sunlit glades of the Waitomo Forest.

Duration: Half Day

Price includes return flight, and Black Labyrinth Black Water Rafting Tour

Upgrade Option:

Combo deal – Glow Worm Tour and Black Water Rafting Experience -Full Day.
Combo Price: $1349.00 per person, including GST. Full day combo deal includes flight, glow-worm tour and black water rafting experience and lunch

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To complete the Black Labyrinth cave tubing tour requires a moderate level of fitness. Minimum age restrictions apply. All equipment is provided, including footwear, tubes, wetsuits, helmets, abseiling devices and safety equipment. Just bring yourself, your swimwear, a towel and a thirst for adventure.
At the end of the expedition, enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and a bagel.
·         Allow 5 1/2 hours
·         Beginner level
·         You must be 12 years and 45kg +
·         Need swimwear and towel
·         Water temperature 10-14 C
·         Wetsuits and footwear provided

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Departure location

This Helicopter Me Experience departs from North Shore Airfield, 300 Postman Road, Dairy Flat, Auckland. Other departure locations such as the City and Auckland Airport are available but may incur and additional charge. Please contact us for pricing.


The price quoted is for one person.  A minimum of three passengers is required for the flight to run. Single passengers are on a standby basis and subject to availability on an existing flight.

Passenger weight

Unlike large airliner aircraft individual passenger weight is critical for a helicopter. The average passenger weight for a flight must be 90kg or less. Passengers over 100kg may be required to pay for an additional comfort seat. Please let us know the passenger weights when making a booking. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are unsure about weight restrictions.


In the event that the weather is unsuitable on the day then your Experience will be cancelled and rescheduled at no cost to you. When booking please provide us with suitable contact information so we can get hold of you on the day in the event of a cancellation. We suggest you call on the morning of your experience if you have any doubt about the weather suitability.

Gift Vouchers

All gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. They are non refundable but are transferable so they can be used by any other person.  

Cancellation and refunds

The Passenger acknowledges that Helicopter Me may need to cancel or reschedule flights or services due to landing restrictions, unsuitable weather conditions, technical problems, operational reasons, or any event beyond the Carrier’s reasonable control. Helicopter Me will not be liable for any consequential losses or additional costs incurred as a result of cancellation. Some Supplier’s products and services are non-refundable. Cancellation fee of 50% applies if cancelled prior to 7 days of flight departure. Cancellation fee of 100% applies if cancelled within 7 days of flight departure. Tickets are refundable in the event that Helicopter Me cancels the service.


Fares are in NZ$ and include 15% GST. Rates are subject to change including, but not limited to, increases in or establishment of surcharges (such as fuel surcharges), taxes, government imposed fees. A fuel surcharge may apply at time of flight. Any request to increase flight time will incur additional charges. Fares are valid for the date/s specified.

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