Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand’s biggest cave in the Waitomo region. It was first found between 400 and 500 years ago by local Māori. Major features of the Ruakuri Cave tour include; Holdens Cavern, named after James Holden who first opened the cave to the public, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, and The Ghost Passage.With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access and both the cave and its visitor centre is proudly powered by 100% renewable energy.Please bring your cameras ready for taking photos and videos.Includes:Pickup and drop off from Auckland centralAttraction Tickets IncludedTransport by air conditioned private deluxe van.Friendly, local, experienced tour guide.Hotel pick up is offered (inner city hotels ony)Free Wifi on deluxe van.Airport pick up is offered.Supplementary of drinks and snacks on board.Private TransportationDuration:8 hours (approximately)
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Stop At: Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Caves 3977 New Zealand
Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand's biggest cave in the Waitomo region. It was first found between 400 and 500 years ago by local Māori. The name Ruakuri, or "two animals," was formed about 300 years ago when wild dogs were found making their home at the entrance to the cave.
Ruakuri Cave is an experience that must be seen to be believed. Offering a captivating blend of the most compelling subterranean experiences (including glowworms), it will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. Begin the tour by journeying down through the spectacular, man-made spiral entrance, marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries while listening to the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls. If you want to see glowworms up-close and personal and learn about their fascinating life, then this is the tour for you. Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave, but not in the Waitomo Glowworm Cave.
Major features of the Ruakuri Cave tour include; Holdens Cavern, named after James Holden who first opened the cave to the public, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, and The Ghost Passage.
With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access and both the cave and its visitor centre is proudly powered by 100% renewable energy.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Child seat can be requested 24 hours before departure for $25. Travelling children must be accompanied by adults.
- Additional Informations: Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
- Maximum of 6 people per booking and minimum of 2 people for the tour to operate.
- Please be informed that we cannot guarantee waiting if the traveller is running late as the tour operates on time and in respect to other travellers.
- Most travelers can participate
- Please let us know if you have health condition that could affect your tour.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- Private transportation
- GST (Goods and Services Tax)
- Parking Fees
- Entry/Admission - Ruakuri Cave
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Traveler pickup is offered
Booking within 24 hours prior departure is not guaranteed for hotel pick-up, contact information of our local operators and/or drivers will send to you to organize pick-up arrangements, once your purchase is completed. Pick up in the main entrance of your hotel. Please be ready 15 minutes before your pick up time as the tour operates on time.
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