New Zealand Rotorua Ruakuri Cave Tour

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Ruakuri Cave Tour​

Type: Tours at Local Area

Rotorua, New Zealand

  Special Prices / E-voucher / Join Group / Meet your Guide

Experience Experience

Ruakuri Cave, on the Maori legend "rua meaning den, and kuri meaning dog" was first discovered 400-500 years ago by a young Maori hunting for birds. He was attacked by wild dogs just outside the original cave entrance. Re-opened in 2005, this cave is now an amazing example of engineering and natural cave structure. Ruakuri Cave offers a capt​ivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. 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 and get up close to the glowworms. 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 Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access provided.


Open Time Open Time

  • Every days. Closed on Christmas (25 December)

  • Tours depart daily at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 13:30pm, 14:30pm, 15:30pm (Duration 2 hrs)

Information Information

  • Child prices are for 4 -14 years old inclusive (proof may be required).

  • Children under 4 years of age are free.

  • Ruakuri Cave is fully wheelchair accessible

  • Please come to check-in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour.


Credit vdo by: DiscoverWaitomo

Ticket & Voucher Ticket & Voucher

  • Print voucher or show your e-voucher on your mobile phone at counter ticket also present a valid photo ID/passport along with the voucher number for exchange tickets.

  • E-ticket is non-transferable, non-refundable and void if altered.

  • E-ticket is valid for one-time for use.

  • The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified.

  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, Please check your Junk Mail if you use Gmail email. Please check the "Promotions" or "Updates" tab. or notify us via email. 

Include Include

  • Guided tour of Ruakuri Caves.

  • Explore Holdens Cavern, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, and The Ghost Passage.

  • A complimentary shuttle bus between the meeting point and Ruakuri Cave.

  • Theater ticket.

Meeting point Meeting point

Address: 585 Waitomo Village Road (formerly Waitomo Caves Road), Waitomo Caves

Access: Drive about 2.5 hrs. (200km) from Auckland, or 1.5 hrs. drive from Rotorua

Reminder Reminder

  • E-voucher will send to your by email within 24 hrs. after your payment and status invoice show piad.

  • Please provide guests name same as passport for show in e-voucher on time you exchange ticket.

  • You're welcome to bring your camera on this tour. *but non-flash photography and video are strictly

  • Please, No smoking, food, drink or litter are permitted inside the cave

  • Please, Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket.

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

  • Once ticket are confirm is Non-refunable.

Price from THB 1342.16

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