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Ruakuri Cave Guided Walking Tour in Waitomo

Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour

See unique limestone formations inside the cave

Explore Waitomo's Ruakuri Cave, the longest among its 3 main cave systems. Venture into its winding halls to see the famous glowworms up close and marvel at its surreal limestone formations.

  • Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
  • Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour
  • Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour
  • Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour
  • Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour
  • Waitomo Ruakuri Cave tour
Ruakuri Cave Highlights

Spiral Entrance

Ruakuri Cave's spiral entrance combines human innovation and natural landscape which is highlighted by this remarkable feat of modern engineering and design. The entrance offers a fitting introduction to the wonders you will see as you explore the cave.

Cave Tour

Known for being the longest among Waitomo's 3 main caves, Ruakuri offers a comprehensive experience which combines glowworm sightings and admiring intricate limestone formations. Each corner of the cave is filled with natural wonders that is sure to keep you mesmerized throughout the tour.

Ruakuri Cave Landmarks

Some areas within the cave are given their own name based on their unique characteristics. The Holdens Cavern is named after the man who first introduced the cave to the public. Other interesting sites include The Pretties, The Ghost Passage and The Drum Passage.
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Price
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You can book a maximum of 18.
Adult
USD 53.78
USD 53.78
Child
USD 21.23
USD 21.23
Infant
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Adult
USD 53.78
USD 53.78
Child
USD 21.23
USD 21.23
Infant
free
free
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: General admission (all attractions included) / English-speaking guide
Package detail / Schedule
Location, direction and description
Location, direction and description
Meeting Point:
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Center

Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time of each tour.
Location, direction and description
Alternative Meeting Point:
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co

Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time of each tour.
Location, direction and description
Ruakuri Cave Departure Times:

Daily at 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Smoking, bringing food and pets are not allowed inside the cave.
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Proof of age for children between ages 4 and 14 years old.
    • Walking shoes
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time of each tour.
Additional Note(s)
    • A complimentary shuttle bus runs, however due to limited capacity during peak season may require some customers to self-drive to the cave entrance, 5 kilometers from the visitor center.
    • Photography and video recording is allowed in Ruakuri Cave.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 18.
FAQ
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 09:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of NZD 20.00.
  • Any cancellations made after 09:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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Ruakuri Cave Guided Walking Tour in Waitomo