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. Use our Otorohanga tour planner to add Aranui Cave and other attractions to your Otorohanga vacation plans.
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  • Aranui Cave is probably the best thing I saw in New Zealand. It isn't as unique as the glow worm caves, but it's more spectacular. Coming from a region with similar caves, I have to say the formations...  more »
  • This is the last cave that we went into aside from Waitomo Glowworm Cave and Ruakuri Cave. I found this cave the most beautiful of them all. Even though you will not see any glowworm here because it i...  more »
  • We visited three caves in Waitomo and each one was special in their own way. There are no glowworms in the Aranui Cave, because it is a dry cave, however, you can find the Cave Weta, the odd spider an...  more »