Fodor's Expert Review Ruakuri Cave

Waitomo Cave

To enter Ruakuri, visitors descend a dramatic, man-made spiral "drum passage," then go on to explore narrow, low-lit passages. Surrounded by magical limestone formations and the roar of hidden waterfalls, the way follows a dark underground river that twinkles with glowworm reflections. Tours are two hours (reservations suggested) and limited to 15 people. This is the longest cave-walking tour in Waitomo, but it's easily managed by people of reasonable fitness. All pathways are wheelchair-accessible. Tours meet at the Ruakuri Visitor Centre on Tumutumu Road.


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39 Waitomo Village Rd.
Waitomo, Waikato  3977, New Zealand


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Rate Includes: NZ$74; multicave tickets available

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