Ruakuri Tunnels (H7)

Ruakuri Tunnels loop walk, Waitomo, New Zealand.

GPS: -38.265220 175.079406

Carpark track map for the Ruakuri Tunnels walk.

Carpark track map for the Ruakuri Tunnels walk.

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Carpark Ruaturi Tunnels track info

Carpark Ruaturi Tunnels track info

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Most of the Ruakuri track is alongside the flowing stream, sometimes on suspended catwalks like this one.

Most of the Ruakuri track is alongside the flowing stream, sometimes on suspended catwalks like this one.

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Inside the big Ruakuri Tunnel

Inside the big Ruakuri Tunnel

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Short stepped sections along the Ruakuri track...in and out of caves and tunnels and overhangs--neat!

Short stepped sections along the Ruakuri track…in and out of caves and tunnels and overhangs–neat!

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The horseshoe-bend stream cave inside the Ruakuri Tunnels.

The horseshoe-bend stream cave inside the Ruakuri Tunnels.

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Ruakuri Tunnels track

Ruakuri Tunnels track

Ruakuri Tunnels track.

Ruakuri Tunnels track.

Passages thru Ruakuri's limestone tunnels.

Passages thru Ruakuri’s limestone tunnels.

 

Various tunnels along the track

Various tunnels along the track

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Looking outside from within the Ruakuri Tunnels

Looking outside from within the Ruakuri Tunnels

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Viewpoint inside the big Ruakuri tunnel.

Viewpoint inside the big Ruakuri tunnel.

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Corkscrew staircase on Ruakuri Tunnels loop.

Corkscrew staircase on Ruakuri Tunnels loop.

Bridge on Ruakuri loop track.

Bridge on Ruakuri loop track.

 

 

Looking at the Ruakuri glowworm wall, after dark, of course.

Looking at the Ruakuri glowworm wall, after dark, of course.

Looking at the Ruakuri glowworm wall, after dark, of course.

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Glowworms at the Ruakuri glowworm wall

Glowworms at the Ruakuri glow worm wall

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Euro gals and Ruakuri glow worms.

Euro gals and Ruakuri glow worms.

 

Glowworms at the Ruakuri glow worm wall.

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