Waitomo Ruakuri Cave Underground Guided Walking Tour

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Get up close to the glowworms!
Get up close to the glowworms!
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Spiral Entrance
Spiral Entrance
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Discover Waitomo's longest underground guided walking tour!


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daily at 9:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 11:30 AM; 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM; 2:30 PM; 3:30 PM
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Ruakuri cave features amazing cave formations and underground secrets. You can enjoy a guided tour on foot, or take part in the more action-packed black water rafting adventures that navigate Ruakuri's underground river.

The Ruakuri guided tour offers a comprehensive cave experience due to its size and diversity. Winding passageways, vast echoing caverns, deep crevices and the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls bring a different energy and character to Ruakuri. Be led along narrow corridors and across low-lit walkways suspended high above the river, sometimes glimpsing the black water rafters on the Huhunui River below.

Tours of Ruakuri take two hours and offer Waitomo's longest guided walking tour along 1.6km of cave passages where visitors marvel at the interesting formations in this living work of nature.


The new spiral entranceway to Ruakuri is a remarkable feat of modern engineering and design. It is a major feature of the recent redevelopment, providing a dramatic introduction to the cave. Your guided tour will lead you down the large spiral walkway, where you will pass through a specially constructed tunnel called The Drum Entrance and into the cave.


  • Experienced tour guide


  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • Family Pass is for 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

  • Ruakuri is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • This tour operates with a maximum group size of 18 persons.

  • No smoking, food, drink or litter are permitted inside the caves.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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