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Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience

Waitomo Glowworm & Ruakuri Twin Cave Experience
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Discover a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences in Ruakuri Cave on NZ’s longest underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. Get up-close to the glow-worms in this solar powered cave. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls while getting up close and personal with the glow-worms.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 168163P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation
  • Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave
  • Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Admission to fully guided 75 minutes experience Waitomo Ruakuri Cave
  • Experience top best North Island destinations in one day on an all-encompassing tour
  • Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the the iconic Glow-worm Caves
  • Be captivated by the thousands of magical glow-worms as you glide silently by boat
  • Stare up at thousands of glowing glow-worms above you
  • Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics
  • Immerse yourself in geology and history of the Waitomo caves with the help of a tour guide
  • See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lighting up above your head!
  • Discover Waitomo’s longest underground guided walking tour as you explore Ruakuri Cave
  • Leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature
  • Marvel at unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glow-worms
  • Go deeper into the story as you descend the dramatic spiral entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Ruakuri Cave
Exclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items.
  • Easy and good fitness level required.
  • This is a guided walking tour and sensible walking footwear is recommended.
  • No photography is permitted inside the Waitomo caves, and cameras and Go Pros cannot be taken on the tour.
  • Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave so bring your camera to click the best shots.
  • No backpacks or large bags allowed in cave due to delicate formations.
  • Please do not touch the formation in the cave as it discoloured easily, please help us protect our cave.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation
  • Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave
  • Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Admission to fully guided 75 minutes experience Waitomo Ruakuri Cave
  • Experience top best North Island destinations in one day on an all-encompassing tour
  • Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the the iconic Glow-worm Caves
  • Be captivated by the thousands of magical glow-worms as you glide silently by boat
  • Stare up at thousands of glowing glow-worms above you
  • Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics
  • Immerse yourself in geology and history of the Waitomo caves with the help of a tour guide
  • See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lighting up above your head!
  • Discover Waitomo’s longest underground guided walking tour as you explore Ruakuri Cave
  • Leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature
  • Marvel at unique rock formations, subterranean rivers, and thousands of glow-worms
  • Go deeper into the story as you descend the dramatic spiral entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Ruakuri Cave
Exclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items.
  • Easy and good fitness level required.
  • This is a guided walking tour and sensible walking footwear is recommended.
  • No photography is permitted inside the Waitomo caves, and cameras and Go Pros cannot be taken on the tour.
  • Photography is permitted in Ruakuri Cave so bring your camera to click the best shots.
  • No backpacks or large bags allowed in cave due to delicate formations.
  • Please do not touch the formation in the cave as it discoloured easily, please help us protect our cave.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Grand Mercure Auckland
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ruakuri Cave
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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amelie negele
4 contributions
solo trip
Jun 2020
the driver was friendly. The caves are beautiful, there is a lot of glowworms, guides are nice. You can do this trip even if the weather is not good. I have also ad the kiwi house, I'm very happy to have seen kiwis and other birds you can only see in New Zealand.
Written 22 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kia ora Amelie, Thank you for your kind words and we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the trip to the caves and we look forward to seeing you sometime in future!
Written 23 June 2020
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Sol R
Los Angeles, CA91 contributions
Magical Tour
Feels magical to be inside these caves with glowing blue light above us. Feels peaceful and out of these world experience seeing these magical creatures, only to be found in New Zealand.
Written 21 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
experiencekart
Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing ExperienceKart and I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the cave experience! I look forward to seeing you again some time in the future! Cheers Karthik
Written 23 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Green extreme.
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ivris2019
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Best experience ever!
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aditeey2021
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Amazing Service
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Amazing Trip!
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Amazing
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KellyMelinda
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Great for all ages
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Amazing time!
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amelienegele
amelienegele
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solo trip
the drive was very nice, friendly. But i had a bad weather, rainy all day. the train has a very nice view and cathe
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Amazing service!
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