Aranui Cave, Otorohanga

(4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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 a 3-cave tour including the Glowworm caves, the Aranui cave and the Ruakuri cave. Each of the caves are beautiful and mindblowing in their own way, so I will definitely recommend all of them. I...  more »
  • This is a small but very pretty cave. Not many people go through this cave so it was a nice small group that we had. Our guide was great and new a lot. There are no glow warms in this cave, but I pref...  more »
  • Entry is $50 adult, $23 child but we went in a multi-cave combo (aranui and Waitomo glow worm $74 each adult). Photography permitted. We had a brilliant guide, an older gentleman called Alex who was c...  more »
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  • This review refers to the short trail next door. Don't miss them. A short and informative hike about the history of caves. At night you can see many glowworms around here.
  • This is the smaller of the caves at Waitomo but good value if purchased in the triple pack. Don't pay to see this by itself as it is not good value.
  • Good place to visit if you are in North island.
  • Awesome
  • Worth a visit.