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Address: 585 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves 3977, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-878 6219
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Spectacular Ruakuri Cave is a cave experience like no other. Combine with...

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

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Private Shore Excursion: Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Experience from Tauranga
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Cave you spend the most time in and lots to see. .. inside for 90 mins. Impressive way down a spiral ramp. Guide was very knowledgeable and some wonderful surprises inside. Plenty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cave you spend the most time in and lots to see. .. inside for 90 mins. Impressive way down a spiral ramp. Guide was very knowledgeable and some wonderful surprises inside. Plenty of time to take photos. A few glow worms but not that many.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bigger and different in many ways to Waitomo Caves this takes about an hour and a half to go through and is a longer and harder walk, however, well worth it with closup inspections of the glow worms, stalactites and stalagmites and columns. You can also take photos in most areas here which is a real bonus for momentos. It... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this cave tour. Walking paths throughout the tour made this pleasant stroll. Ramps (instead of stairs) throughout, including the huge spiral ramp at the entrance. You can see the glow worms up close, and walk through beautiful geology throughout the 2 hour tour. Excellent as an alternative, or addition, to the other cave tours in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ruakuri cave tour was great. The guides were friendly and helpful. Not particularly strenuous and was a solid choice for us after a long flight.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing place to visit. The guide was funny and did an excellent job of involving the children in the adventure. We had a young family in our group and the whole site is pram and wheelchair accessible. The caves were beautiful and the Glow Worms were fascinating.

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RuakuriCave, Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Thanks Caz, any suggestions for a 5/5? Logan More 

New Glarus, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as a package with the Glowworm Cave. Although there were only a few glow worms in this cave, it was a better experience overall. It's much longer and the cavern is more impressive with beautiful formations throughout. And our guide was absolutely fantastic!

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RuakuriCave, Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy! No name for the guide? They will never know! Logan More 

Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this cave as part of a package with the glowworm cave. The group was much smaller and we had more time to go through the cave. You see all the features of a cave and get really close to some glowworms. Less crowded than the Waitomo Cove but just as beautiful!

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RuakuriCave, Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - what would have made this 5/5 for you though? Logan More 

Ripley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got this as a double ticket together with the glow worm cave and this cave is by far the more interesting in terms of geology, limestone features and getting up close to the glow worms. It was a shame therefor that the guide was not very well prepared and knew very little about the formation of the underground features, Unfortunately... More 

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RuakuriCave, Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Hi Chantal, glad you enjoyed the caves, even if it was a bit thin on the info. Lots of guides in training at the moment but still no excuse for not knowing the basics! If you could email me your tour details we will make sure we follow up with a geology lesson! Logan logan.doull@thlonline.com More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is another beautiful way to see Glow Worms. It's great to couple the Waitomo Glow worm cave with this one as well. You get a little closer to them, and it's a great cave on its own.

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Whyalla, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the start of the cave is man made it is still impressive. You start at the top of a spiral walkway down into the heart of the cave. the guide was friendly and informative. I loved the way she explained the life cycle of the glowworm. In this cave we were able to get up close to glowworms.... More 

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