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Aranui Cave

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Aranui Cave

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39 Waitomo Caves Road Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga 3977 New Zealand
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Hobbiton & Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour from Auckland

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Visit New Zealand’s must-see Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a comprehensive full-day tour from Auckland. Along with a guided bus tour of the 'Lord of the Rings' locale and a boat cruise through illuminated glowworm caves, enjoy the lush New Zealand views as you pass. Travel in comfort through the rural countryside with a small group, which allows for a more personalized tour.
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Jeanette M wrote a review Dec 2019
Cairns, Australia471 contributions186 helpful votes
This is a 'dry' cave, so it's very easy in terms of walking, & you can take photos, too. The weta (NZ native insect; large, leggy, fun to see) prefer dry caves, so ask your guide to find a few for you to observe. Aranui makes up part of the Three Cave Combo & it's really worth the extra time because it's very different from the Glow Worm Cave & Rua Kuri. The formations are exquisite and varied in shape.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded 20 Dec 2019
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with us at the caves. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again! Nga mihi,
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29Kathie wrote a review Nov 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand115 contributions15 helpful votes
Enjoyed our cave tour, very pretty inside, great tour guide, we did 2 caves including the glowworms boat tour
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at Aranui Cave
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Kia Ora, Thanks for taking the time to place feedback and its great to hear you really enjoyed your time with us in Waitomo! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you in the future. Nga mihi,
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Jan Willem t wrote a review Oct 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,460 contributions249 helpful votes
We choose to go our own way instead of hiring a guide at the information centre. The walk includes a number of stairs and narrow natural tunnels. There are quite some birds in this "jungle". We enjoyed the walk, the caves and the nature.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at Aranui Cave
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on us. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again! Nga mihi,
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HenryJr V wrote a review Sep 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand52 contributions7 helpful votes
The guide was great. Very informative and nice, will recommend you guys to spend the x3 combo caves. Do not rush when doing this caves as they are really nice. Remember to respect the caves and don't do stupid things.. Will be back and highly recommend it to everyone
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at Aranui Cave
Responded 26 Dec 2019
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with us at the caves. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again! Nga mihi,
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LancesRoom wrote a review Aug 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Me and my partner did the Aranui cave tour and the the boat tour! We were so impressed by our amazing guide, Missy in the Aranui cave. It was sad to think a lot of people skip this cave because there isn’t any glowworms, it is still such an amazing cave to see! Would definitely recommend seeing Aranui cave if you are deciding to or not!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded 26 Dec 2019
Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback and its great to hear you really enjoyed your time with us in Waitomo! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you in the future. Nga mihi,
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