Ruakuri Cave Guided Tour - Adult

Waitomo, Waikato



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  • See breathtaking cave formations and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries created over millions of years
  • See glowworms up-close and learn about their fascinating life
  • Experience the dramatic spiral entrance, built to safeguard a Wahi Tapu (sacred area)

Discover New Zealand's longest underground walking tour, full of legends and tales. Your two-hour trip will include an intimate and educational experience with small tour groups in which you can get up-close and personal with the glowworms.

  • 1 person
  • Duration - 2 hours
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Tour of the cave
  • Expert guide

Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand’s longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that has to be seen to be believed. The sheer majesty of nature will leave you awe struck as you tour through this cave offering a captivating blend of Waitomo’s most compelling subterranean experiences, a spectacular spiral entrance, limestone formations and crystal tapestries.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Please allow 2 hours for this experience
  • Approximately 90 minutes is spent udnerground
  • Available every day except Christmas Day

Numbers on the Day

There is a strict maximum of 18 people per tour.

Dress Code

Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

... and Importantly


  • A complementary shuttle bus runs, however due to limited capacity during peak season may require some customers to self-drive to the cave entrance, 5km from the visitor centre
  • Photography and video are permitted in selected areas of the cave


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.