From Auckland: Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Group Tour

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Embark on a captivating full-day trip from Auckland, where the allure of the Waitomo Ruakuri Caves takes center stage, complemented by a visit to the Otorohanga Kiwi House to encounter native kiwis.

Highlights

  • Feel the allure of limestone formations and magical glowworms at Ruakuri Caves
  • Embark on a picturesque journey from Auckland through the scenic countryside
  • Wander through New Zealand's largest free-flight dome aviary at the Kiwi House
  • Experience intimate encounters with indigenous birds, such as the endemic kiwi
  • Witness the unique Tuatara, a native New Zealand reptile that predates dinosaurs

Description

Commence your adventure with a hotel pickup in Auckland, embarking on a scenic drive to the Waitomo region, traversing the picturesque New Zealand countryside en route to the Ruakuri Caves in a small group of maximum 11 people. Descend into the mesmerizing depths of the Ruakuri Caves, where marvel-worthy shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries unfold over millions of years. See Glowworms right up close in this magical cave gaining insights into their unique existence and be able to capture their beauty through photos. Explore the dramatic spiral entrance, crafted to safeguard a Wahi Tapu (sacred area), adding a cultural dimension to your underground journey. Allow an average duration of 2 hours to absorb the awe-inspiring beauty and historical significance of this subterranean marvel. Then, stop for lunch (at your expense) at a local eatery, savoring regional flavors and preparing for the afternoon's encounters. Continue a very short drive to the Otorohanga Kiwi House. Discover diverse exhibits and encounter native birds, including the iconic kiwi, for a connection to the country's rich biodiversity. Reflect on the day's adventures during a leisurely drive back to Auckland.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off at Auckland CBD Roundtrip transportation Guided tour Ruakuri caves entry Kiwi bird house entry

Important Information

  • The tour involves a considerable amount of walking The tour operates in all weather conditions. Please dress accordingly to ensure a comfortable experience The tour requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate. If the minimum numbers are not reached, the activity provider will contact you to discuss potential rearrangements Ruakuri Cave stands as one of the world's few pushchair-accessible caves, ensuring that its wonders are accessible to all

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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