Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Caves

4.6
#2 of 9 in Parks in Waitomo Caves
Cave · Nature / Park
Embark on an underground adventure at Ruakuri Cave, the only cave in the Southern Hemisphere that has a wheelchair and pushchair access. Listen to the distant roar of subterranean streams and waterfalls as you descend the cleverly designed spiral entrance. Admire the spectacular limestone formations and take pictures of the glowworms. Discovered by local Maori people nearly 500 years ago, the cave served as a sacred burial site before opening to public in 1904. Plan to visit Ruakuri Cave and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Waitomo Caves attractions using our Waitomo Caves journey maker app.
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  • This cave tour is awe inspiring. Better than Waitomo. The caves are incredibly impressive and stunningly beautiful. The guide we had, Hannah, was great - knowledgeable and good fun. Walking through...  more »
  • Amazing to be so far under ground with canyons,hearing waterfalls. Tour guide fantastic. Tour was awesome mixture of truly amazing limestone formations, glowworms, experiencing deep caves and...  more »
  • Absolutely recommend Ruakuri Cave. We did the 90 min walking tour of this amazing cave. Hannah our guide was superb and so enthusiastic, really made the tour for us. Great engineering feat with the...  more »

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