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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  • This is an exceptional cave with impressive stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes left and right and everywhere. There are some cool lighting effects from the guide.He even did some amazing singing...  more »
  • This was a real find. We did the three main attractions at Waitomo and this one was very impressive. Here you see lots of different cave formations of varying sizes in every direction you look. We als...  more »
  • I actually came here for the waitomo and ruakuri caves but they disappointed me (especially the waitomo one). I wasn’t expecting anything about Aranui cave and it ended being the best one. The guide w...  more »
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