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Ruakuri Cave

585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
+64 7 878 6219
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amazing experience , did a package tour with all three caves including Waitomo glow worms . Knowledgable guides , beautiful views and easy to do :)

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Sunrise Beach
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Excellent tour of this cave by and experienced guide....tour took some 2-3 hours but was full of information and historical facts. Able to see water rafters deep inside the caves.

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited these caves this morning. The two guides, Chris and Chris were fantastic. They both love caving as a sport. They knew what was happening and how the cave worked. They entertained the group. They looked after the group and easily answered all our questions. Really worth doing this cave.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a cave where you can simply walk into. So if you are not a athletic person, but do like to see interesting nature phenomenons, this is perfect place. Yes, you have to walk for 2 hours, but still it is like walking in park. You can still enjoy the beautiful formations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great guide. outstanding caves and pathways. relaxed and informative. well worth it. Enjoyed this trip better than Waitomo Caves.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The man-made entrance to the cave is disconcerting but well done - but the cave itself is wonderful and sometimes you can see teh cave rafters floating by at the bottom of a deep ravine - reminding you that a cave can have lots of levels and tunnels going in all sorts of directions. There are gloworms, and beautiful caverns... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was fabulous. To be honest I preferred Waitomo in most other respects however there were less people and it was far more enjoyable. Our guide was extremely interesting to listen to and I loved how close we were able to look the walls and the ceiling as it was quite low towards the end of the cave. Overall I... More

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We just did the walking tour (which is 100% wheelchair accessible :) ) with our amazing guide Nix. It was absolutely beautiful. Loved it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Excellent black water rafting experience. 5 hours. Deep down the cave, we can see the glowworm, in cave waterfall, cave view.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We picked this cave instead of the Glowworm cave because you could take photos here. Great choice! The spiral ramp in and out of the cave was remarkable. The cave has many features including a river (you could take the wet tour and go blackwater rafting), stalactites, stalagmites, column, pools, and glow worms - which you could see up close.... More

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