Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Caves

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  • If you've got an hour or so to kill this is a nice thing to do but otherwise I wouldn't make it a must-do. While our tour guide was fantastic all of the interesting facts you learn you can also learn ...  more »
  • Visited the main cave first, as one should and enjoyed that. This cave though was much better for the rock formations, much more like caving, and was colder and damper, and just amazing. Longer visit ...  more »
  • Amazing! Great place to safely check out stunning caves, this one has had a small amount of modification to make it suitable for wheelchair access. Nothing intense about the journey through, a couple ...  more »
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  • Amazing cave. Chilled out so you can take your time and take photos. Get to see glow worms up close, and all the cave formations. Informative guide, great add on to the glowworm cave
  • Cool cave - only regret is that I didn't have time to do the blackwater rafting which would have been fun. We were misled a bit - we knew we couldn't take any photos of the glowworms in the grotto, but were told that we'd be to get a couple good photos of them in the Ruakuri cave... not so much. Yes there are a few here and there, but nothing close enough that you can get a great photo of... I was able to get a cool slime shot, but would have preferred one of those magical photos you see in all of their marketing materials. Definitely worth the visit if you are making a day trip out of the Waitomo caves or are blackwater rafting. Would not recommend traveling all that way JUST to see the Ruakuri cave.
  • Overprized. Near auckland you get a better experience for free in waipu cove
  • A great place but the tour was average. The guide was not interesting and it was too rushed and there are too many groups inside together
  • Our tour was late starting and we felt the guide was making up for lost time. Rather hurried. We would have appreciated a more leisurely tour to enable us to maximise the experience. The cave was fantastic, overall the experience was slightly disappointing.