Aranui Cave, Otorohanga

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Cave · Hidden Gem · 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. 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 a 'dry' cave, so it's very easy in terms of walking, & you can take photos, too. The weta (NZ native insect; large, leggy, fun to see) prefer dry caves, so ask your guide to find a few for...  more »
  • Enjoyed our cave tour, very pretty inside, great tour guide, we did 2 caves including the glowworms boat tour  more »
  • We choose to go our own way instead of hiring a guide at the information centre. The walk includes a number of stairs and narrow natural tunnels. There are quite some birds in this "jungle". We...  more »

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