Ruakuri Cave

Ruakuri Cave Photography Tours

2 hours from $159 pp. March Weekends.

Around every corner the Ruakuri Cave offers up something special for photographers to test their skills and create their art. Journey down through the spectacular spiral entrance, marvel at the limestone formations and crystal tapestries and get up close and personal with the glowworms. On this special boutique tour you will learn about the history and formations of the cave, while also having an experienced cave photographer provide you with the tips and tricks to capture this incredible subterranean environment.

Begin the tour with an introduction from your guide on the intricacies of shooting in our solar powered cave. Major features that you will have the opportunity to photograph include the deep spiral walkway; Holdens Cavern, named after James Holden who first opened the cave to the public, The Drum Passage, The Pretties, The Ghost Walk and the ultimate photographer's challenge - the glowworms!

Ruakuri Cave will leave you open-mouthed, awe-struck and humbled by the sheer majesty of nature. Take this unique opportunity to join a small group in learning how to capture the magic.

With clever and innovative design, Ruakuri Cave has full wheelchair and pushchair access and both the cave and its visitor centre is proudly powered by 100% renewable energy.


Where: tours start from the Waitomo Homestead and include transport to the Ruakuri Cave. Please arrive 30mins before your tour.

When: throughout March. Friday 1pm, Saturday 9am and Sunday 9am (excluding Friday 5th March). 

Must bring your own camera and tripod.


Group or private bookings available on request. Please contact us for more information