Aranui Cave, Otorohanga

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Located in a natural forest reserve, Aranui Cave is filled with marvels and ancient formations. The dry cave represents the smallest of Waitomo's three caves, yet some visitors cite it as the most memorable. Just inside the entrance look for a large colony of cave wetas, a passive insect with long antennas. A short walk in rewards visitors with sights of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, and high chambers. Experienced tour guides lead visitors safely through the cave while offering plenty of information on the attraction. Our Otorohanga trip itinerary planner makes visiting Aranui Cave and other Otorohanga attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The tour lasts 40' and yet the guide takes its time. Nothing exceptional d in this cave and especially do not visit if you already visit the 2 other waitomo caves
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  • We upgraded our glow worm tour to include a tour of the Aranui Cave as well, and I'm glad we did. The Glow Worm cave was very disappointing but this cave was unbelievable. The group was much much smal...  more »
  • I bought a combination ticket (3 locations). And lit up inside the cave and stalactites were very beautiful. Jacket is necessary because you are cool.
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