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Ruakuri Cave

585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7 878 6219
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Type: Tours, Caverns/ Caves
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... more » 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 « less
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

great little family trip. Visited the Glow worm cave, Ruakuri and then Aranui. Well worth the money. THL are running a very slick operation, the sort of thing that makes you proud to be a kiwi. Its great seeing all the overseas visitors admiring our country. The caves are amazing, all different so worth doing then all. did it over... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you have time to do this or Waitomo Caves, do the other one. The walk down to the caves was quite exciting, if someone speak to the walls, you can actually hear them like they are next to you. Quite unbelievable .

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My friend and I bought our combo-passes to these three caves, Glowworm, Ruakuri and Aranui during our 3-day trip to Waitomo in New Zealand. Our schedule was very packed that we missed the scheduled trip to Aranui. So, a note to you guys, do plan your trip carefully as all of the caves are worth visiting :) Ruakuri means two... More

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a spectacular short walk through bush and amazing limestone formations, and should not be missed. It was muddy after heavy rain, but boardwalks and steps provided good access. Extremely well planned circuit through some amazing country, with adequate explanations of what you are viewing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visited Saturday 7th of June. Booked 1.30pm but was running late. Company was able to get us in at 3.30pm with no hassles. Forgotten the name of our bright young guide. She was very knowledgable, patient and had a very good attitude. First time in this particular part of the Waitomo caves and must say it is for me, the... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you want a more intimate experience without the crowds then make sure you see Ruakuri Caves. Waitomo still offers a better display of glow worms but only for 5 minutes whereas Ruakuri allows you a better understanding with a guide, more time and space to get up close. There is also much more to see than just glow worms.... More

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is fabulous. Great tour guides, beautiful scene, it's so good. I loved it so much that I want to live there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went to the glowworm cave first. This was good but in comparison this cave was far better! We did the 2 cave combo. This tour was around 2 hours in total and it was so amazing going down the spiral entrance to be taken through a James bond door into the cave! We were amazed at the beauty of... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Having visited the Glowworm Caves the day before, we were excited to learn that there were more developed stalagmites and stalactites in this cave and we were not dissapointed. There were some truly beautiful formations in this cave and the history behind it was very interesting. Our guide dispersed with a wealth of knowledge and personal anecdotes regarding this cave... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We visited Waitomo for the weekend and had a great time. There was so much to do. One thing that stood out was the Ruakuri Cave attraction. We have an awesome guide called Mica who just made the experience so much better. She had a sense of humour but also lots of knowledge about the area. She told us that... More

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