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Ruakuri Cave

Address: 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 878 6219
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Waitomo Caves
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Spectacular Ruakuri Cave is a cave experience like no other. Combine with the Waitomo Glowworm...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Sightseeing Tours, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We took the tour as part of the Trilogy package and it was one of the highlights of the trip. The guide has a beautiful voice and sang to demonstrate the acoustics of the cave and was patient to explain the limestone and rock formations. As the tour group was small, we could all engage with her and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely do this in addition to glow worm caves. Only climbing is down spiral entrance (no steps). Generally quite flat once you enter cave. Really interesting and pretty cave formations. Well worth doing as so much more to see than just the worms.

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

far more exciting than glowworms cave. Less tourists together at the same time and guide is very good. the tour is absolutely fantastic and really impressive.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was an interesting and fun tour with a lot of beautiful things to look at in every direction. The tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. I took a lot of photos but to be honest, most of them didn't turn out that great - a lot of it doesn't translate well to photos. So, I just enjoyed taking mental... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Excellent, a must see when visiting the North Island of New Zealand. Everything is very well organised and the caves are awe inspiring,

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We are getting fed up of the overrating and overpricing of activities in New-Zealand. If you agree to pay 49 NZ$ for 45 mn in Waitomo Glowworms Caves, or 69 NZ$ for 2h in Ruhakuri Caves, rush… and don’t forget to rate it 5-stars, justifying your expenditures. On our side, we now boycott the “attractions“. Note: in Europe, for 11... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Did this as part of the two-cave combo tour. So glad we did - this was well guided, easy to traverse for us, the kids, and the older people in the group, and some spectacular viewing including glow worms. Well worth it. Note there aren't any facilities at this cave, so if you need to eat or drink (or toilet)... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We did a 3 cave package for a family and this was by far the best value at $204 for 4 people. By the end, we considered ourselves fortunate to have had Melissa as guide as she was excellent. Small group as we were the first tour of the day (even back at the glow worm caves numbers are down... More 

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We did the cave tour, it was a surprise as we have many caves in Missouri and they are ok, but not that intriguing. Our guide provided quite an education and we appreciated his experience.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fantastic cave: small groups easy walking, up close with the glow worms. You even walk in the absolute dark to see people doing the black water rafting. We loved this cave. Combine it with the waitomo glow worm cave in a joint ticket for the best savings. See Waitomo web site. You need to rent a car to get there,... More 

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