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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  • September 11, 2017
    Loved these caves the best. Tour guide was awesome and knowledgeable. Was patient with us when we stopped to take photos. Amazing history. Will definitely go back for another visit some day. Don't mis...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    Interesting bush walk to get there. Dry cave so no glowworms. Well lit with loads of amazing rock formations and chance to take all the photos you want. Excellent guide. Recommended trip.  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Loved Aranui Cave. Lovely walk to the cave and inside was different to the other two caves near by. The tour guide was great and informative  more »

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