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Waitomo Caves Triple Combo Tour- Waitomo Glowworm, Ruakuri and Aranui Caves

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Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Visit the Ruakuri Cave, the Waitomo Glowworm Cave and the Aranui Cave.

Description

Deep underground in the heart of the Waikato are a series of unique caves that will take your breath away. Ruakuri Cave is home to an innovative spiral entrance, echoing waterfalls, and limestone that flow into delicate shawl-like formations.

Availability: Daily at 09:00; 10:00; 11:30; 12:30; 13:30; 14:30; 15:30

Nearby, at the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, thousands of tiny glow worms cling to the cave ceiling, creating a starry sky within the underground night. You'll also see a deep limestone shaft and a soaring subterranean cathedral that will leave you speechless.

Availability:

Daily from 09:00 to 17:00 (every year)

Daily from 09:00 to 17:30 (from Labor Weekend to Easter Monday)

Take a journey through the forest to magnificent Aranui Cave. With a natural cave entrance, it is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. Take pictures of the most beautiful collection of stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones and decorative formations.

Availability: Daily at 10:00; 11:00; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00

Tour Duration

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Allow 45 minutes

  • Ruakuri Cave: Allow 2 hours

  • Aranui Cave: Allow 45 minutes

Includes

  • Glowworm cave boat ride

  • 15-minute wilderness trek

  • English-speaking guide
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Waitomo Caves Triple Combo Tour- Waitomo Glowworm, Ruakuri and Aranui Caves

Available: Daily
Inclusions: Glowworm cave boat ride / 15-minute wilderness trek / English-speaking guide
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Location and direction

Meeting Point:

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Center

Alternative Meeting Point:

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Departure Times:

Daily between 09:30 - 17:00 with departures every 30 minutes.
Daily between 09:00 - 17:30 with departures every 30 minutes. (Oct 23, 2017 to April 2, 2018)

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

Ruakuri Cave Departure Times:

Daily at 09:00, 10:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30.

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes.

Aranui Cave Departure Times:

Daily between 09:30 to 16:30 with departures every 30 minutes from October to February.

Daily between 10:00 to 14:00 and 15:30 with departures every hour from March to September.

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

Please select preferred departure times upon booking. Each cave tour must be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from each other.

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Photography and video recording are not permitted inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves but is allowed in Aranui and Ruakuri Caves. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to the caves.

  • Smoking, bringing of food, drinks or pets are not permitted inside the caves.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Proof of age for children between ages 4 and 14 years old.

  • Walking shoes

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
  • Preferred time for each cave tour must be booked and must be scheduled at least 30 minutes apart from each other.

  • A complimentary shuttle bus runs, however due to limited capacity during peak season may require some customers to self-drive to the cave entrance, 5 kilometers from the visitor center.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (09:00:00 local time) to business days (09:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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