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From Auckland: Waitomo Caves and Otorohanga Kiwi House Trip5 Reviews
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.
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DescriptionCommence 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. Descend into the mesmerizing depths of the Ruakuri Caves, where marvel-worthy shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries unfold over millions of years. Capture the beauty through photos. Explore the dramatic spiral entrance, crafted to safeguard a Wahi Tapu (sacred area), adding a cultural dimension to your underground journey. Delve into the fascinating lives of glowworms with a close encounter, gaining insights into their unique existence. 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.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off at Auckland CBD Roundtrip transportation Guided tour Ruakuri caves entry Kiwi bird house entry
- 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