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Aranui Cave

39 Waitomo Caves Road | Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8227
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39 Waitomo Caves Road | Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, Otorohanga 3977, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8227

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

When you first enter Aranui Cave, you're greeted by large wetas (grasshoppers). I'm not a fan of insects, but they stick to the walls so it's not like you have to worry about them hopping onto you. The formations made by the stalactites and stalagmites...More

Thank JenJF5678
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our guided tour stopped by the cave on the way to Aukland and it was well worth it. The guides were very informative and the views throughout were fascinating.

Thank bigaps
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

It was very cool to get to see the inside of a cave! We are from the prairies of Canada so you can imagine this was a pretty unique experience for us! We were looking forward to it and we were not disappointed! Our guide...More

Thank Hessalump
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool to see the giant cave wetas hanging out at the entrance to the cave. We had a great guide that showed us the various features of the cave. Not as amazing as the glowworm cave but we did it as the two pack....More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Visit this cave as one cave out of a packaged tour of 3 caves. It is winter and we are on the first tour at 9:30am. So it turned out to be a private tour for me and my wife. It is not a particular...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We visited Aranui Cave after the Glowworms Cave - this cave is just spectacular, with amazing stalactites and stalagmites. The short bush walk to enter inside the cave is a bit steep but easy to walk. There is no glow worms here but we did...More

Thank BarrellRider
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The limestone features within this cave are really quite stunning , as is the cave itself . No glow worms , just spectacular caverns , stalactites , stalagmites and flow stones in a surprising range of colours .. Well worth seeing

1  Thank Jim J
Reviewed 17 June 2016

It all depends on what you're looking for, glow worms (go elsewhere), stalagmites & stalactites, this is the cave you want. Rainy days, no worries, smaller tour groups, was great, we had 4 people in our group & 1 fantastic, funny tour guy TREVOR. Kept...More

Thank anklecracker
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This cave is of epic proportion , nice small groups tours with excellent photographs of stalagmites etc. Highly recommended cave to see

Thank nosurf
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

This cave was so awesome. 100x better than the main glow worm cave. So relaxed and you could take lots of photos. I would recommend this cave.......

Thank Ash S
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6 August 2016|
Response from Hessalump | Reviewed this property |
We paid 25 NZ to add this on to our Waitomo cave tour.. Not sure what it would be to just go there