- Laced with myth and legend, Ruakuri "den of dogs" was first discovered by Maori some 400-500 years ago. It takes it name from the pack of wild dogs that used to inhabit the cave entrance way, "Rua" meaning "den" and "kuri" meaning "dogs".
Enjoy your 1.5kilometer (0.9 mile) guided tour through the underground limestone passages, where you will see some amazing cave formations. The Ruakuri Cave is laced with myth and legend. Ruakuri 'den of dogs' was first discovered by Maori some 400-500 years ago. For over 18 years it has been closed to the public and has recently opened again for guided walking tours. Formed from limestone over 30 million years ago, Ruakuri cave has around 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of underground limestone passages and amazing cave formations. Following the tour enjoy lunch at the Long Black Cafe before return to Rotorua by coach.
Tour Highlights Include:
- Lake Karapiro
- Ruakuri - enjoy a spiritual journey on your guided tour through
the narrow winding corridors, hidden waterfalls and amazing cave formations
- Lunch is included in Waitomo
- Fitzgerald Glade - a section of the highway where native bush grows right up to the roadside and the trees form a canopy over head.
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Ask a local about The Ruakuri Cave Experience (from Rotorua)
Ask Rotorua Locals about The Ruakuri Cave Experience (from Rotorua)