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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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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We did the waitomo ruakuri cave combo and I likes ruakuri the most. The tour is about 2 hours long, so you have lots of time to walk trough the cave, waitomo glowworm caves are a little rushed. The guide we had was very friendly and told interesting stories about the cave. You can see limestone formations in lots of... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went with our nine year old. This was a fantastic tour. We highly recommend this. It was about 2 hours all up, but worth every minute. Informative and fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We did this as part of a package with the glow worm tour, both done by Black Water Rafting Co. I was a bit sceptical when the ticket cashier said that this was her favourite of their 3 tours, but she was right. They've invested a lot in making some beautiful limestone formations, glow worms, underground streams and the like... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a very good experience and it is obvious there has been a large capital investment. The staff are well schooled and enthusiastic. The cave formations are not up to the standard of the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, but are still impressive. Wheel chair access is a big plus. I would recommend this experience.

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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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