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Ruakuri Cave

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Ruakuri Cave

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour

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New Zealand's natural beauty goes far below the surface, as you'll discover on this guided tour of the Waitomo Caves. The underground cave complex is home to millions of glowworms and spectacular formations, like the Cathedral Cave. Your guide will tell you all about the natural forces at work in the cave, on a tour that's fun and informative for both adults and kids.
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SedgeNZ wrote a review 6 Apr
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions6 helpful votes
Great way to see the beauty of Mother Nature. A fantastic piece of engineering enables you to be in awe of this underground fantasia. Matched with a great guide, thanks TV, it's definitely worth doing. I was told that prior to lockdown only 18% of their visitors were Kiwi. That's a shame. Come on Kiwis don't miss this spectacular place. My wife's got a bad knee and they were happy to provide a wheelchair which certainly made life easier.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Sus1952 wrote a review Mar 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,843 contributions531 helpful votes
I thought that this cave was really worthwhile to visit. It is easy to access with a wonderfully constructed gentle slope with a handrail to spiral slowly down into the depths of the cave. The paths are easy to walk along with handrails over 90% of the cave. The stalactites and stalagmites were magnificent. It is a one and a half hours not to be missed. Because all the paths have been created in the last few years it is definitely easy to walk through and to be highly recommended. .
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Date of experience: March 2021
Larissa K wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
We did the Waitomo glow worm cave tour (in the boat) and the Ruakuri Cave tour. Had previously done the glow worm boat tour but this was the first time going to the Ruakuri Cave. Highly recommended. Easy walking in the cave. Opportunity to see the cave up close and glow worms too. Photos allowed to be taken in this cave. Highlight of our trip was this cave tour.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Shecrow wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand92 contributions19 helpful votes
Incredible journey 65 meters underground to view nature's spectacles - glow worms, stalagmites, stalactites, stalagmates, and many incredible veils. Our tour guide was a local who's family has been part of the original cavers in the region, her love of the caves and protecting this incredible piece of NZ heritage was obvious. This tour is for all, including those who are differently abled or in wheel chairs - highly recommend.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Kikki wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand270 contributions64 helpful votes
The caves were lovely. Beautiful formations and nice lighting. If you never have been to any caves it is a must see...If you have been to a few there are a few unique bits but not a lot. The tour is a bit long and our guide was not very interested in her job. We enjoyed it but it's more "good" than "very good". It is a bit pricey for what it is but they have invested a lot in the tours, I imagine. Worth doing if you have never been on a cave tour in New Zealand.
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Date of experience: January 2021