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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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totally breathtaking.............WOAH BABY

i totally LOVED it...we had the best tour guide EVER...he took our group through last week on friday...(waiariki Rotorua) and i was just totally blown away by the majestic beauty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Anita D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i totally LOVED it...we had the best tour guide EVER...he took our group through last week on friday...(waiariki Rotorua) and i was just totally blown away by the majestic beauty of the caves and the spirtualty within the cave especially towards the end near the burial site of the chief and his warriors......10000000000000/10.....would love to do it again

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I bought the package to see all three cave systems, and now I can say that if you're looking to visit this area, I would just buy a ticket for Ruakuri. While the Glowworm Caves have the worms and Aranui the formations, Ruakuri has both. The tour is quite long, in contrast to the other caves. There is also a... More 

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Thank kipy111
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awe Amazing dynamic natural environment with underground rivers.True beauty hidden waterfalls!!! among others things glowworms can not be real I still cant believe. How the hell those limestone formations were created amazing.One the impressive thing is spiral drum entrance!!!! I got guided tours , it is really worth Thank you for a breathtaking experience! love kisses hugs

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Thank Z7425IIemilyc
RuakuriCave, Public Relations Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Well that's the first time we've got kisses and hugs in a review! Thanks for the great feedback but the 3/5 doesn't seem to match your description! More 

Port Gentil, Gabon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant walk and well set up...absolutely loved it 💜 The glowworms and the limestone was spectacular to look at, and they allow you to take photos in this cave. From above we could see people rafting in the all black river...that looked like a good laugh too. Noticed there is a motel in the area, and with so much... More 

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Thank HanneTheresia
RuakuriCave, Public Relations Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and great advice! The black water rafting adventure is definitely good fun and there are plenty of accommodation options and activities to fill your time in Waitomo! More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a combined tour of here and the Waitomo Glow Worms Cave and did this tour first. The whole thing was about two hours from pick up to drop off back at the Waitomo centre. The guide was friendly and enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the caves/local area/Maori history. Photos were allowed throughout the caves except on areas where people... More 

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Thank Hobbsy91
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you wanna visit an interesting cave then visit this one, you can also see the glow worms, it's really worth it to do this one as its large & very beautiful!

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Thank Ana G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the spiral walkway down into the cave system and suspended walkways this cave is fully wheelchair accessible. Not only was our guide very informative, he literally gave the coat off his back to drape over one of our party who was in a wheelchair to get past a point where water dripped onto us. Spectacular stalactites and stalagmites to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a breathtaking experience. As the tour reveals different light zones your sensations are buzzing with what is around the next corner. The sounds of water flowing and dripping enhances the senses. An unforgettable experience. Thsnk you

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Thank Lakehouse15
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit this cave as a component of the full package of 3 caves. Saw the caves limestone structures, people climbing the walls of the cave from another tour, people floating along on tubes along a stream from another tour. As opposed to the glow worm cave, this cave allows us to see the glow worm close up.

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RuakuriCave, Public Relations Manager at Ruakuri Cave, responded to this review

Thanks Alex, sounds like you enjoyed it but weren't blown away. Care to elaborate on what would make this a 5/5 score? If you prefer you can email me: logan.doull@thlonline.com Thanks Logan More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased a 3 Combo Cave deal and Ruakuri Cave was the last one to explore - and the best! We did the glowworm cave & Aranui in one day and Ruakuri the next, which was a nice relaxing way to see them rather than cramming all 3 into one day. This cave has stalegtites, stalegmites AND glowworms, plus a... More 

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