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Ruakuri Walk

| Off Tumutumu Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 1050
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Lovely non-taxing walk

This really is a lovely walk. The site is very well organised in a figure-of-eight loop. You pass... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Neil S
Good walk

Walking shoes recommended. Good loop walk. Lots of different paths which we walked them all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tash E
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“great walk” (16 reviews)
“short walk” (24 reviews)
“bush walks” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
| Off Tumutumu Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
+64 7-878 1050
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This really is a lovely walk. The site is very well organised in a figure-of-eight loop. You pass through small tunnels and larger ones and the walk itself is very interesting.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking shoes recommended. Good loop walk. Lots of different paths which we walked them all. Approx an hour. Mild fitness recommended.

Thank Tash E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this cave walk. Our guide (Kit) was friendly, and had enough information to keep our 9 year old fully satiated (not always an easy task!). We had a lovely hike, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank ntetrault
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stretch your legs or fill time while waiting for a tour time. The track is easy enough for most people and interesting enough to hold your attention for the loop.

Thank d-milne_writer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took this walk right at dusk and had a great time exploring caves take the upper trail you acturally walk over a gorge. we came to a huge cave that had glow worms

Thank jefe8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this short loop track - it is the kind of short nature walk that makes you smile. This one takes you through rock tunnels, over gorge scenery within a rainforest to a large natural river tunnel with an internal viewing platform (it’s dark...More

Thank Grembo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing walk through lovely bushland and some interesting rock formations. Really enjoyed and the walk itself isn't too difficult.

Thank bfreisler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The host at our motel told us about this beautiful night walk and loaned us a torch to take with us. You need to walk this trail in the dark. There are so many glowworms all along much of the trail and it is a...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ruakuri bush walk is one not to be missed. A varied walk through forest and small tunnels makes this very enjoyable. There are a few steps but nothing serious.

Thank Explore1995
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Lovely ladies at the Waitomo i-site recommended this short walk and I must say I was really glad I went ahead with this walk. It was a short drive from the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and you will find plenty of parking at the Arunai cave...More

Thank A-Man90
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28 December 2014|
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Response from Roy R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it took us 2.5 hours from near Auckland airport to the caves. This was in a motorhome and driving steadily.