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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
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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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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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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Did the combo - Ruakuri & Waitomo We had a pram (pushchair) so this cave was well equipped for it. Interesting informative commentary, probably the better cave, to see formations etc, inc. some glowworms. if time is limited, i would choose this one and skip waitomo, as you see the best of both, in one cave.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
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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