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75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo

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    Ruakuri Cave
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Discover the spectacular Ruakuri Cave on this 75-minute guided walking tour. Ruakuri Cave has displays of glowworms and is filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years. Points of interest include softly folding shawl-like formations (formed by flowing rivers) and fossilized seashells, which indicate how the caves were once part of the seabed. Major features include Holdens Cavern, named after James Holden who first opened the cave to the public, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, and The Ghost Passage. Tours depart every day (except Christmas Day) at 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave. Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair accessible. .
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    Departure Point
    Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island
    Duration
    1h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Ruakuri Cave
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • All you will need are comfortable shoes and a warm jacket.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Thoroughly recommend this tour - guide was local and extremely informative - she really was amazing!! Stunning tour and I learned so much, definitely a must do tour if your visiting the north island. It’s the most expensive tour but worth every penny and it’s great to know the
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    Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on us and we are glad that you enjoyed our amazing singing guides! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again. Nga mihi,
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    The boat ride through Waitomo cave (our second cave) was simply magical – the boat is steered by pulling on cables tied to the ceiling of the cave – absolutely pitch black and silent – no talking allowed – sadly no pictures allowed either – we were required to turn cell phones
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    Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on us. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with us at the caves and are glad that you got to visit two of our caves, they all have their qualities! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again. Nga mihi,
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    This was wonderful. The tour guides are outstanding! You get close to the worms. The pictures turned out great! This is the tour to take in Waitomo.
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    Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on us and we are glad that you enjoyed our amazing guides! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again. Nga mihi,
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    We did the Ruakuri Cave Tour combined with the Glowworm Cave Tour and truly enjoyed this experience in two caves that are quite different and unique. We have been especially impressed by the Ruakuri one with its amazing entrance way and beautiful stalagmites & stalactites as
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    Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on us. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with us at the caves and are glad that you got to visit two of our caves, they all have their qualities! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again. Nga mihi,
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    We were very well pleased with the tour and the information given by our guides. Learned a lot of interesting facts and history! Definitely glad we did it!
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    Response from Discover_Waitomo, Customer Service Rep at 75-Minute Guided Ruakuri Cave Tour Waitomo
    Responded Dec 13, 2019
    Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on us and we are glad that you enjoyed our amazing singing guides! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again. Nga mihi,
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    About the operator
    By: Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    5,272 reviews
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    Barb D
    Rockford, Illinois, Usa
    201
    Glowing experience
    We loved the caves. We learned a lot about glo worms. Our guide was awesome! Very informative! It is short & there
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    hannahsN9265KA
    80
    Great tour and Great guide
    Amazing cave, well preserved with good tracks. The boat ride is the highlight. The guide was funny and very
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    noturavggurl
    Sacramento, California
    152
    Tour and boat ride
    Took myself, dad, mom, and sister on the guided tour which finishes with a silent boat ride to see the gloworms.
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    Seemagoves
    Pune, India
    18359
    Wow never seen anything like this before
    You are taken through the caves with stalagmites and stalactites. While I have seen the likes of this before in
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    USCKaboom
    New York City, New York
    1974432
    Wow. Never seen anything like it
    We drove from Auckland to the caves for our first tour stop at the Caves. It was a great experience. Our Maori
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    Road174378
    60
    Awesome Experience
    Had a great time even though there were heaps of visitors there on the day. The guide was very personable,
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    KaibiganFidel
    Taipei, Taiwan
    92
    Go see the glow worms but choose another cave
    Seeing the glow worms really is fascinating. A short walk in the cave and an even shorter boat ride. Photographs
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    Michael T
    Formby, United Kingdom
    381169
    Fascinating
    We were a pit put out by the cost of this attraction - $55. The tour only lasts 45 mins but the guide was good,
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    ralphsU2083NC
    21
    Interesting and disappointing all at the same time
    The glow worms were fascinating - the best part was when they turned lights on and you could see the long "stringy
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    JamesShearing
    Wellington, New Zealand
    20
    Ripped Off in Waitomo......
    Waitomo Glow worms cave experience - AWESOME. Third time visiting and one of the best kiwi experiences......loved
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    sopokey
    100
    Cool Glowworms
    I did the 45 minute tour and it was a 35 minute walk and 10 minute boat ride. The whole experience was
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    Shelly A
    Decatur, Illinois
    13370
    Black Labyrinth - Things to know before you go
    If you're reading this, you've done more research than I did. This was part of another guided tour package and we
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    485kirstenl
    Hobart, Australia
    1810
    If only the boat trip could be longer
    The caves were very busy, felt like 3 or 4 groups of 40 people each inside at one go, which I think made you lose
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    cloring13
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    90
    A tale of 2 caves
    The glow worm cave was one of the worst cave tours I’ve ever taken. Yes there are thousands of glow worms at the
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    ashleycake
    20
    Disappointed and way to crowded!!!!!
    We were looking forward to the glow worm cave experience however it was very disappointing. The caves were way to
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