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- See stunning cave formations with magnificent white, pink and brown stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones

- Learn about New Zealand trees and plants on the easy and enchanting forest walk

- Catch a glimpse of the cave dwelling weta

Average Duration: 1 hour

About Aranui Cave

Set in the forest of the Ruakuri scenic reserve, the beautifully delicate formations in Aranui Cave create a place for quiet contemplation and a time to reflect on the wonders of nature.

39 Waitomo Village Road,
Ruakuri Scenic Reserve Carpark
Waitomo, Waitomo 3943

Dress Code

Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

Other Information

Aranui Cave does not have wheelchair access and is therefore not suitable for visitors with mobility problems. Ruakuri Cave is wheelchair friendly.


It is the aim of the Aranui Cave staff to ensure the best service possible to all cave visitors. We seek your co-operation fulfilling these aims and ask that you follow the guidelines listed below.

- Please do not touch formations. Stalactites and stalagmites take a long time to form. They are easily discoloured by people touching them and the more fragile formations can break. Please help us protect the beauty of the cave.

- No smoking in the cave.


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Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Afternoon Start
2:30pm Session 4:00pm Session

Thu, 29 Jun 2017

Morning Start
11:00am Session
Afternoon Start
1:00pm Session 2:30pm Session 4:00pm Session

Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Morning Start
9:30am Session 11:00am Session
Afternoon Start
1:00pm Session 2:30pm Session 4:00pm Session

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