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Address: 39 Waitomo Caves Road | Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 878 8227
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Amazing beauty

Beautifully preserved - Wonder of Nature and a very knowledgeable guide made the trip an excellent experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Manjari G
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautifully preserved - Wonder of Nature and a very knowledgeable guide made the trip an excellent experience

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A beautiful cave, full of lovely critters in the way of Cave Wetas. We had the most amazing guide - he was beyond fantastic with all the children on the tour and really made it as interactive as possible for them. The cave itself was beautiful - the entrance and exit is the same, so you walk in over 250... More 

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fascinating stalagmites and stalactites. So much to see here. Take your time and experience the beauty underground.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I purchased the three cave package at the Waitomo Cave centre and this was the last tour of the three caves. Aranui is a beautiful cave with a very cool natural entrance and a spectacular range of stalagtites and stalagmites, especially at it's furthest point. Our guide was extremely friendly and helpful, and we were lucky enough to have a... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was definetely the best of the 3 caves we visited. Completely lighted and stalactites and stalagmites beautiful.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We first were able to walk in a tropical forest nearby the Aranui Cave. I enjoy going for a walk in a forest. We then were able to enter the cave and the first thing we saw was a Weta. There is a whole colony of them within the first ten meters of that cave. They look like a huge... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wow another great cave another great experience. Our guide was great and knowledgable. The 3 cave combo was worthwhile throughly recommend

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We explored all three caves, this one is the shortest of the three. If you purchase the trio package, this cave exploration is the last to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

As soon as we entered the Arunui cave we were spell bound. The sheer number of stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations is awe inspiring. Each and every corner of the roof and walls is adorned with these fragile, sparkling forms in various pale hues. The guide was informative and as the tour group was small, we could all hear... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Aranui was the first of our three cave tour, and was by far the most memorable. My partner and I were fortunate to be the only people on the tour conducted by local Maori guide Trev. Trev was an absolute gem, a real live wire with a wealth of knowledge of the cave, geology in general, local history and local... More 

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Additional Information about Aranui Cave

Address: 39 Waitomo Caves Road | Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 878 8227
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Otorohanga
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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