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Small-Group Waitomo Ruakuri Caves and Kiwi Experience Tour from Auckland

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This full day tour from Auckland is designed to showcase the best of rural New Zealand landscape and enjoy all that the Waitomo area has to offer. Starting with Auckland city hotel pickups and a drive with expert commentary through the Waikato region of New Zealand, Once you reach Waitomo, you will join with a small group for a guided tour of the Ruakuri cave system.  This walking tour is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and gets you up close to the Waitomo glow worms as well as a wide range of limestone stalactite and stalagmite formations. After the cave tour re-join your driver guide for a guided walk of the Ruakuri valley walk. Then take a short drive to our lunch destination for a traditional New Zealand BBQ buffet lunch. After lunch, visit the Otorohanga Kiwi house and native bird park where you get the rare chance to see New Zealand’s iconic Kiwi bird, before returning to Auckland.

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Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

This full day tour from Auckland to the Ruakuri cave system at Waitomo is designed to showcase the best of rural New Zealand landscape and enjoy all that the Waitomo area has to offer.

The tour starts with Auckland city hotel pickups and a drive with expert commentary through the Waikato region of New Zealand with its rich Maori history and stunning farming landscapes.

Join a small group guided tour of the Waitomo Ruakuri cave system. Entry is through a spectacular spiral entrance. This walking tour is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and gets you up close to the Waitomo glowworms as well as a wide range of limestone stalactite and stalagmite formations. This is one of the only Waitomo cave systems which allows photography throughout the tour and the cave walkway has been designed to allow wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Stop At: Ruakuri Walk, Off Tumutumu Road, Waitomo Caves New Zealand

After the cave tour re-join your Bush and Beach guide for some light refreshments and a guided walk around the native forested gorge, natural sculpted cliffs and low limestone arches of the Ruakuri valley walk.

You then take a short drive to the lunch destination in a beautiful rural location where the group has a traditional New Zealand barbecue buffet lunch with the barbecue expertly cooked to order

Stop At: Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, 25 Alex Telfer Drive, Otorohanga 3900 New Zealand

After lunch you visit the Kiwi house and native bird park at Otorohanga where you get the chance to see New Zealand’s rare and iconic Kiwi bird. You also learn about what the centre is doing with their Kiwi bird breeding programme to help the endangered birds. There is also an opportunity to have a look at some of the other rare and iconic New Zealand birds and animals that the park has. A relaxed drive back to Auckland completes the day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing
  • Minimum number: this tour requires a minimum of two people to run
  • Fitness: this tour requires a moderate level of fitness and it not appropriate for people with walking difficulties
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Availability at the Ruakuri Cave will need to be confirmed before confirm a departure time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Free Pick-Up and Drop-Off - Inner City Auckland Accommodation
  • BBQ Style Lunch
  • Guided Tour of Ruakuri Caves
  • Entry to Otorohanga Kiwi Bird House
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park


Exclusions
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
The above list does not include all pick up hotel locations - Pick up is included from most inner city
Auckland accommodation - please advise where you are staying and we can give you a pick up time
or meeting location.



Departure Time
7:00 AM

Duration
11 hours

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