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Ruakuri Cave

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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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Wonderful cave

The cave has awesome formations, the guides were knowlageable and enthusiastic at what they do. The entrance to the cave is also a marvel of engineering.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cave has awesome formations, the guides were knowlageable and enthusiastic at what they do. The entrance to the cave is also a marvel of engineering.

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Thank davidhamil2n
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

2 km of fantastic formations and features guided with knowledges and humour and a tune the dramatic spiral entrance is just a taste of things to come. glow worm displays are impressive. Enjoyed this underground adventure with our family. Not as exciting or physical as the black water adventure but if you want to experience caving while keeping dry and... More 

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Thank 7Cityman
Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
66 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

it was a great guided tour into the cave! it was deep (about 7-10 floors) underground. a little cold (approx 14-18 degrees), a little wet. could also see glowworms there!

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Thank Benjamint2411
Twizel, New Zealand
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly this is one of the amazing wonders of creation. Loved this tour guide was very good. Very interesting and he was very funny This was a real high light of the holiday. Even the grumpy teenagers enjoyed this one

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Thank Dawn G
Auckland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is the best cave to visit if you only have enough time for one cave. A lot more interesting than the other ones. It takes about 1.5 hours, plus some time for travel. You will see the glow worms and ppl doing black water rafting going part you, and you will hear the water fall and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is highly worthwhile taking especially as part of the Waitomo trio. Entertaining tour guide - Karen made the nearly two hours fly buy. This is a tour for all members of the family. On our tour there was even a two seater baby stroller! The underground beauty of the limestone formations is breathtaking. You can start the tour by... More 

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Edinburgh
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87 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Infinitely superior to the standard tour, with a smaller group, very knowledgeable guide, beautiful caves, and more glow worms. Made the entry fee all worthwhile.

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Thank Julia C
Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time around after 9 years, The two Dog Cave RuaKuri is the best. Great story told, down the Big drum and into the caves , lots of caves, glow worms, ghost cave and lots of stalitites formations... This is a must do when visiting Waitomo Caves North Island.

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Thank Funfoodfavourites
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool cave. Nice walk. i wound't bring young children who may wander because they threaten you the whole time about bumping into a formation and paying a $10,000 fine. Wear a light jacket because it is cold inside. The best part of this cave compared to the glowworm one is that you can take all the pictures you desire and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cave was really well done. The experience was a great length, our guide was knowledgeable, and she truly loved what she does. The cave formations are well preserved and are quite beautiful. The few glow worms we saw were also beautiful, but I'm glad we got to go to the Glow Worm cave as well. We did this cave... More 

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