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Ruakuri Cave 1.25-Hour Guided Tour

1. Ruakuri Cave 1.25-Hour Guided Tour

Explore Ruakuri Cave, New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour. Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. Ruakuri Cave has displays of glowworms and is filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms. 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. Your knowledgeable guide will bring the history, features and legends of the cave to life with their storytelling.  Many of the guides are local people whose parents and grandparents have guided in the caves. The experience will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature.

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4.6 / 5

based on 40 reviews

Fascinating tour and nice young man Ollie was our guide. Take your time and soak up the amazing process of nature. So worth the visit!!

The cave tour was exceptional a must see, made so much better by the fantastic guide. He was informative and fun

Beautiful cave formations. Interesting knowledge about glow worms. And the spiral was super cool

Your guide was so good Friendly. Love the place beautiful

Well worth a visit. Cave was amazing loved the entrance