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Triple Cave Combo

Explore Waitomo's three main cave systems with this bundle package combining the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave for one great price.

Highlights

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ruakuri Cave
Aranui Cave
Ancient underground labyrinth of limestone
Boat trip like no other
Glowworm Grotto

What you need to know

Explore Waitomo's three main cave systems with this bundle package combining the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Cave and Aranui Cave for one great price. This tour will see you travel deep into the underground of the Waikato region to explore the three popular cave systems. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are the most well-known with the local cluster of glowworms lighting up the cave in a dazzling display of bright lights resembling that of the night sky. Visitors are asked to allow 45 minutes to explore the cave with the organised tours that run at various times throughout the day.

The Ruakuri Cave is exciting from the moment you step inside as the innovative spiral entrance will take you deep underground to explore the bellowing waterfalls and intricate limestone formations. Tours into the Ruakuri Cave take around 2 hours to complete and are to be booked prior to your arrival. Finally, the Aranui Cave is another short tour, taking only 45 minutes to explore. Located just a 5 minute journey from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, this is the smallest and most delicate cave of the three and features a range of sights limestone formations including stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones.

Valid until September 30 2016, this tour is suitable for children of all ages with children under the age of 4 touring for free.

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How it Works

  • When booking this tour, please advise your preferred tour time for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the booking notes
  • Once completing the booking, you will receive your tour voucher via email
  • Your tour operators details will be on the voucher, please phone to reconfirm booking and you must pre-book in your time for the Ruakuri and Aranui Caves tours

Inclusions

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Ruakuri Caves
  • Aranui Caves

Highlights

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Your guided tour will take you through over 250 metres of stunning underground scenery
  • Proceed along a low narrow passage to the Tomo, a deep limestone shaft
  • Magnificent cave formations include the Banquet Chamber, the Pipe Organ and the Catacombs
  • Unrivalled boat trip through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto, adjust to the dark, the walls and roof sparkle with the lights of glowworm larvae
  • The Ruakuri cave, narrow winding corridors, hidden waterfalls and amazing cave decorations wait to be discovered
  • The most beautiful of caves, Aranui has a resplendent array of stalactites and stalagmites
  • The delicate formations create a place for quiet contemplation and a time to reflect on the wonders of nature

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Camera (permitted only in Ruakuri Cave)

Tour Times and Location

  • Times for the Glowworm Cave is from 9am – 5pm daily
  • Tours run daily from the Waitomo Glowworm Cave
  • Depart from the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, a shuttle is provided for the Ruakuri Cave (if space allows)

Additional Information

  • Tour times are subject to change without notice
  • Child prices are for 4-14 years old inclusive (proof may be required)
  • Children under 4 years of age are free
  • No smoking, food, drink or litter are permitted inside the caves
  • Photography and video are not permitted inside the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, but is allowed in the Ruakuri Cave

FAQ'S

  • Aranui Cave is set in the Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, 5 minutes drive from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. It is named after Ruruku Aranui, the local Maori man who first discovered this previously hidden gem back in 1910
  • Aranui Cave has a natural cave entrance and is the smallest and most delicate of Waitomo's three main caves. As a dry cave without a river running through it, it houses very little life past its entrance
  • Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand's longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. It will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature
  • Ruakuri has a spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Triple Cave Combo

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