Discover and book activities in Waitomo . . .
Waitomo Glowworm Caves:
The best way to view the caves and see the magical glowworms up close is with a boat tour.
Only 3 km from the famous Waitomo Glowworm Cave is Aranui Cave. This cave is dry and so does not feature glowworms, however, you will find an amazing array of limestone formations including thousands of tiny stalactites that hang from the cave ceiling. A 15-minute bush walk is also included.
According to Maori legend, Ruakuri Cave (rua meaning den, and kuri meaning dog) was discovered 400-500 years ago by a young Maori hunting warrior for birds.
Underground Caving and Black Water Rafting:
Enjoy the stunning underworld of Ruakuri Cave and learn to abseil, weave, jump, climb, and float through a glowworm-studded subterranean wonderland. Cave tubing and cave rafting experiences are also available.
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