Departing Waitomo Village at sunset, take a scenic shuttle through the Waitomo countryside before arriving at the Ruakuri Reserve one of the top 5 short walks in New Zealand
Once at the reserve our driver will give you directions for the short walk to the natural tunnel as well as torches so you can experience the amazing natural glow-worm display.
While you are walking the reserve the driver will wait at the van making sure your belongings are secure.
Allow approx 1 hour
Shuttle rate $25 per person
(minimum of 2 passengers)
Ruakuri Twilight Shuttle
About the Ruakuri Reserve
A real highlight of the Waitomo area, this spectacular loop walk takes you through a forested gorge, past natural sculpted cliffs and under low limestone arches.
The track follows the stream and then winds up around a network of limestone bluffs and outcrops before descending down to the viewing platform. The entrance to the viewing platform is dark, so take care when walking down the steps. The platform extends out over a large cavernous tunnel where you can see large speleothems (stalactites and stalagmites) and a stream running along the bottom.
Glowworms illuminate the banks of the track at night. The best place to see them is at either side of the main bridge.