Discover Ruakuri Cave in Waitomo

For a great opportunity to see glowworms up close and also see a beautiful cave then don’t miss out on the chance to discover Ruakuri Cave! The tour begins by plunging down in to the caves by a large spiral ramp making the cave accessible to wheelchairs. Once inside the cave you expect spectacular subterranean wonders such as limestone formations, crystal tapestries and caverns.

Where can I see glowworms in New Zealand?

Ruakuri Cave is a staggering cave with with amazing natural beauty and is also home to lots of glowworms!

On your tour there will also be many opportunities for photos and even a selfie with some glowworms! Your tour guide will also tell you all about the worms fascinating life in the cave. Major features of the Ruakuri Cave tour include; Holdens Cavern, named after James Holden who first opened the cave to the public, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, and The Ghost Passage.

  • Weekend Price
    • NZD$79 Adult
    • NZD$30 Child
    • NZD$190 Family (2A+2C)
    • NZD$20 Extra Child (Family Pass)
  • Weekday Price
    • NZD$63.20 Adult
    • NZD$24 Child
  • Tour takes approx 1.5 hours

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