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Address: 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 878 6219
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Description: Spectacular Ruakuri Cave is a cave experience like no other. Combine with...
Spectacular Ruakuri Cave is a cave experience like no other. Combine with the Waitomo Glowworm Caves for a unique and magical Waitomo experience. The crystal tapestries and glowworms up close will amaze you. To book, ring 0800 782 5874
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Amazing!

My favourite of all the caves! The spiral entrance will take your breath away. A more intimate tour than the standard glow worm cave tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My favourite of all the caves! The spiral entrance will take your breath away. A more intimate tour than the standard glow worm cave tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Booked tickets through our holiday park and then jumped on a mini bus. (Was a bit apprehensive as I'm claustrophobic). Our driver/ guide made the trip to the caves entertaining with her funny comments, that had us laughing from side to side. She was informative, very knowledgable and put us at ease. The caves were breath taking and you can... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ruakuri is a beatiful cave, with very easy access and amazing formations. The guide was exceptional, and the duration of the tour was quite right (1.5h)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked tgis as a package with the waitomo gloworm cave trip and this was the highlight of the package. As a bit of a science geek I loved the impressive geologic formations and it had a different flavour to the other caves we'd visited. The walking track is a feat of engineering and the cave guides were friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The form of entrance in a spiral way was really interesting, this cave exploration is definitely a must to see other than the Waitomo Glowworm Cave.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This was definitely a must do! We had a great tour guide, nice small group and the kids (11 and 3) were totally fascinated, cave is pushchair friendly too which means little ones don't have to walk the whole way!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This cave is quite different than the Waitomo cave and the other one. I can't remember the name. But Ruakura has a spiral metal and concrete pathway to the bottom of the cave. This was a major undertaking as it was built from the stream below up to the top of the cave.also seeing how the glow worms bred was... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had done the Glow worm caves which were great. Ruakuri has glow worms too but in far smaller numbers but in that cave our guide Lissa paused and began to sing a beautiful Maori song. She was actually filling time to let the black rafters pass through but it was a magical moment. Interesting cave formations and our group... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our tour guide took us by minibus to the cave entrance. The tour takes 2 hours and our guide explains the various rock formations as well as everything you need to know about gloworms. At one point he turned the lights out and asked us to keep moving in the pitch black. It's obviously a bit cold and damp and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were collected from the main ticket area by minibus and transported to the cave. Our guides chris and holly were enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The group was about 15ppl with chances to take pictures and stop to look at some truly amazing formations. We also dis glow worm cave but this was far superior...if you have time this is... More 

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