Take the family on an expedition through enchanted forest to find the hidden entrance to Aranui Cave.
Learn from our guide about native flora and fauna upon the way. Aranui Cave is home to a colony of Cave Wetas – they can’t see you as they’re nearly blind but kids – see if you can spot them!View stunning cave formations with white, pink and brown stalactites and stalagmites
What to do before or after your cave tour? Check out these child-friendly spots above ground:
Ruakuri Bush Walk
Car park entry off Tumutumu Road
A scenic and easy 1km long loop walk. Discover a forested gorge, sculpted cliffs and the amazing Ruakuri Natural Tunnel.
Situated 29 kms from Waitomo Caves
Take a short walk (20 minutes return) through tawa and nikau forest down to the viewing platform, see the beautiful 35m high Marokopa falls in action.
Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre and Museum of Caves
Situated in Waitomo Township
Allow 30 minutes – 1 hour for your visit
See exhibits of caves, glowworms, limestone landscapes and Waitomo’s History
View fossils and moa skeletons
Kids be challenged by the cave crawl!
Adults $5 and Children (0-14 yrs) are free
Delicious cabinet and menu options
Kāpiti scoop ice creams available
Indoor and outdoor dining
An indoor kids play area and baby changing facilities onsite
Plenty of parking and a great place to relax and stretch your legs
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