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Full-Day Ruakuri Cave Tour with Kiwi Bird Experience & Lunch

by Bush and Beach
per adult Price is $200
5 of 5
Duration: {0} Duration: 11h 30m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Features animals

Highlights

Ruakari Cave, the longest underground cave in Waitomo

Spectacular displays of limestone stalactites & stalagmites

Incredible beauty of Waitomo glowworms throughout the caves

Chance to encounter New Zealand's endangered kiwi birds

Sculpted cliffs & limestone arches in the Ruakari Valley

Highlights

Ruakari Cave, the longest underground cave in Waitomo

Spectacular displays of limestone stalactites & stalagmites

Incredible beauty of Waitomo glowworms throughout the caves

Chance to encounter New Zealand's endangered kiwi birds

Sculpted cliffs & limestone arches in the Ruakari Valley

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7:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 11h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $199.97, taxes included

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Full-Day Ruakuri Cave Tour with Kiwi Bird Experience & Lunch

Activity Location

Waitomo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Inner city Auckland hotel pick up

    188 Quay Street

    Auckland 1010


Description

Spend the day discovering the natural wonders of New Zealand's Waitomo area. Explore the spectacular Ruakuri Cave take a picturesque nature walk, and encounter endangered kiwi birds at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park.

Start your day with pickup from your Auckland hotel, and set out for a drive through the beautiful Waikato region. As you roll past farming landscapes, your guide explains the area's rich Maori history. Your destination is Ruakuri Cave, the longest underground cave system in Waitomo. Venture down a spectacular spiral staircase into caverns filled with limestone stalactites and stalagmites. While you walk, get up close to the Waitomo glowworms, which illuminate the caves like a starry night sky.

After the cave tour, your guide leads you out on the Ruakari valley walk. Marvel at sculpted cliffs and low limestone arches as you stroll through a stunning forested gorge. You're sure to have worked up an appetite during the eventful morning, so take a short drive to enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch featuring traditional New Zealand barbecue.

Spend the afternoon at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park, where you can get up close to New Zealand's famous kiwi birds. Learn about the park's breeding program to help this endangered species. After time to scope out other rare bird species and native New Zealand animals, end your day with a relaxed drive back to Auckland.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ruakuri Cave

  • Admission to Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park

  • Barbecue lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Auckland hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Auckland hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.