Aranui Cave, Otorohanga

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#16 of 25 in Nature in Waikato Region
Cave Nature / Park
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. Use our Otorohanga tour planner to add Aranui Cave and other attractions to your Otorohanga vacation plans.
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  • We did the Triple Combo Cave Tour Package and each cave is very different from the other. This cave had especially beautiful tiny straw stalactite formations. We were able to fit in all three caves in...  more »
  • If you're visiting Waitomo to see the glow worm caves, the Aranui cave is worth seeing too. It's particularly spectacular and has an incredibly high "ceiling". The tour takes around an hour. I'd recom...  more »
  • Aranui is one of the popular caves to visit as part of the Waitomo complex, a short drive from the main visitors' centre. We visited with a small group and enjoyed what is a small but delicate and bea...  more »

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