Aranui Cave is a magical, mystical place that is steeped in Maori myth and legend. The Cave is home to a colony of native New Zealand cave wetas and further into the cave is the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations.
Meet your guide for a tour through the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo’s three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses little life past its entrance however step inside the entrance and you’ll find a colony of native New Zealand cave weta. Further into the cave is an amazing collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations.
Your guide will take you along safe boardwalks into narrow chambers to see the finest cave formations of all the caves in Waitomo. The high chambers, magnificent limestone formations and the pale brown, pink and white shades of the huge stalactites in the Aranui Cave are truly spectacular.
All photography is strictly forbidden; this includes non-flash photography and video.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
Please bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.
This experience takes place in Waitomo, Waikato.