Make your own way to the hotel located on School Access Road, Waitomo. Here, your King Room awaits for two nights of relaxation. Nearby there are a number of activities including Marokopa Falls, Waitomo Walkway, Kawhia Hot Water Beach and Waitomo Caves.
Day Two – Waitomo Caves Excursion:
Basic Package Ruakuri Cave:
• Tour is approximately two hours (1hr 30 mins underground)
According to Maori legend, Ruakuri Cave (rua meaning den, and kuri meaning dog) was first discovered 400-500 years ago by a young Maori hunting for birds. He was attacked by wild dogs just outside the original cave entrance. Re-opened in 2005, this cave is now an amazing example of engineering and natural cave structure.
Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of Waitomo's most compelling subterranean experiences. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, and marvel at the softly folding shawl-like limestone formations and crystal tapestries. Hear the distant thunder of the subterranean waterfalls and get up close to the glowworms.
Ruakuri Cave is New Zealand's longest guided underground walking tour and an experience that must be seen to be believed. It will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access.
Tour departure times:
- 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm
Extreme Package Black Abyss Tour:
For the ultimate in adventure caving tours, look no further than the Black Abyss. You will descend into the black, seemingly bottomless depths of Ruakuri Cave, zipline through a gallery of illuminating glowworms and climb underground waterfalls as you test your limits on this truly unforgettable journey.
The most comprehensive caving experience including an underground flying fox and waterfall climbs
- Abseil into Ruakuri Cave down a 35-metre to mo (hole)
- Test yourself on this ultimate caving adventure
- Enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and bagels after your tour
- Experienced, trained guides will take you safely through the stunning underworld
Tour departure times:
Every hour from 7.00am - 2.00pm in the summer. Please check your booking confirmation email for your tour departure time. Allow 5 hours
Waitomo Caves Hotel:
Grandeur and seclusion set the tone for this unique historical hotel situated on a hill overlooking the stunning Waitomo Village and the famous Waitomo Caves. Surrounded by natural bush and beautifully maintained gardens, this stunning country lodge style property is perfect for conferences, meetings and incentive travel. Guests are welcomed by sweeping staircases, large open fireplaces, unique architecture and a vast art collection. The hotel is within walking distance of the Waitomo Caves, Blackwater Rafting, Horse Riding, Angora Farm, Waitomo Museum, Information Centre and Village. The Lazy Trout, the in-house restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner seven days a week.
Valid from Sep 1, 2018
Expires Jan 31, 2019
Bookings essential and valid for travel from 1st of September to 31 March 2019. Blackout dates: 24 September – 23 October, 18 December – 13 January. Not valid public holidays. Subject to availability. Must be used in 1 visit. Cannot combine coupons to lengthen stay. Deal valid for one person on a twin or double share basis i.e. two vouchers must be purchased at this price. Solo traveller option must be purchased if travelling solo. Maximum room occupancy is two people. Valid for option stipulated on coupon only. Includes: two nights accommodation at the Waitomo Caves Hotel, Waitomo Caves – Ruakuri Cave experience. Tour departure times: 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm. Allow 2 hours for completion of the tour. Bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket. Ruakuri Cave is fully wheelchair accessible. You're welcome to bring your camera on this tour. You must all check in 30 minutes prior to departure on this tour. For the Black Abyss tour you must be 16 years and 45kg+. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, warm jacket, swimwear and a towel. Please check your booking confirmation email for your tour departure time. Allow 5 hours. Water temperature 10-14°C / 50-57°F. Wetsuits and footwear provided. Black Abyss departure times: every hour from 7.00am - 2.00pm in the summer. 8 people per tour maximum. Value of deal is based on current rates, which are subject to change. Refund available from GrabOne within 48 hours of purchase if specific dates are not available. No cash back. Not to be used with other offers.
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