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One of New Zealand’s must-see natural attractions, Waitomo Caves have been drawing in visitors for decades. Famous for their many glow worms, vast underground rivers and dramatic stalactite and stalagmites formations, Waitomo caves seem like they are from another world.
Our favourite is Ruakuri Cave. Discovered between 400-500 years ago, this cave features extensive limestone formations and crystal tapestries. With plenty of informative posts available around the cave, guests can learn all about the rock formations and glow worms up close.
Ruakuri Cave is the only wheelchair accessible cave in the southern hemisphere with a large man-made spiral entrance. It is fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Typically this cave takes about 1.5 hours to fully explore.
Freedom Mobility client feedback: “From Hamilton we first went down to Waitomo, and then to the Ruakuri cave. This is the only wheelchair accessible cave in the Southern Hemisphere so such it is always quite busy. We had to ring them before to book. Although some of the paths are quite steep (combined with semi-dark), I managed to get everywhere the able bodied people could.” – Jasmine
View That Guy Ross’ experience here.
Please contact Waitomo Discovery directly to ensure they can accommodate your specific needs.