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Aranui Cave

39 Waitomo Caves Road | Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8227
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39 Waitomo Caves Road | Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8227
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Loved these caves the best. Tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable. Was patient with us when we stopped to take photos. Amazing history. Will definitely go back for another visit some day. Don't miss this cave when visiting Waitomo!

Thank TeriF88
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting bush walk to get there. Dry cave so no glowworms. Well lit with loads of amazing rock formations and chance to take all the photos you want. Excellent guide. Recommended trip.

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Loved Aranui Cave. Lovely walk to the cave and inside was different to the other two caves near by. The tour guide was great and informative

Thank MissBooTravels
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This cave is completely different to the glow worm caves and the fact you can take pictures adds it to the "must see" list. it starts with a short walk through native bush and our guide Mark gave a talk about the plants and trees...More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We did the Triple Combo Cave Tour Package and each cave is very different from the other. This cave had especially beautiful tiny straw stalactite formations. We were able to fit in all three caves in one day by prebooking online and did the Ruakuri...More

Thank kathy1966
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Waitomo to see the glow worm caves, the Aranui cave is worth seeing too. It's particularly spectacular and has an incredibly high "ceiling". The tour takes around an hour. I'd recommend the 3 cave tour ticket if you have time. We did...More

Thank Broadsabroad2012
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Aranui is one of the popular caves to visit as part of the Waitomo complex, a short drive from the main visitors' centre. We visited with a small group and enjoyed what is a small but delicate and beautiful underground wonderland. Rare cave wet as...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The best part about this cave was the walk though the bush and entering in the side of the hill. This made it a much more natural feel. Although inside is fully boardwalked and concrete so not as good.

Thank Wolfgang_NZ
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Aranui Cave is probably the best thing I saw in New Zealand. It isn't as unique as the glow worm caves, but it's more spectacular. Coming from a region with similar caves, I have to say the formations in Aranui are the most impressive I've...More

2  Thank Quintin K
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is the last cave that we went into aside from Waitomo Glowworm Cave and Ruakuri Cave. I found this cave the most beautiful of them all. Even though you will not see any glowworm here because it is a dry cave, you will get...More

Thank Jetryx
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6 August 2016|
Response from Hessalump | Reviewed this property |
We paid 25 NZ to add this on to our Waitomo cave tour.. Not sure what it would be to just go there