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Hidden Oasis in the Waikato

If you have the opportunity to escape from Auckland one day in weekend, think about taking a day... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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real caving experience

This is a real caving experience into a natural and very beautiful caving system. They have not... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
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Waikaretu Valley Rd | Waikaretu, Waikato, Waikaretu, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-233 3199
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the opportunity to escape from Auckland one day in weekend, think about taking a day trip to Nikau Cave and Cafe which is about and a hour and a half very scenic drive in the country from downtown Auckland. It's location is...More

Thank stephenf71
Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is a real caving experience into a natural and very beautiful caving system. They have not modified the cave for tourists at all, which is really great. There are no lighting systems in the cave, like in the more touristy caves. They lend you...More

2  Thank mtngirl38
NikauCaveCafe, Owner at Nikau Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. Just wanted to say that we have measured the length of 'the crawl' and it is 20 metres. Anne

Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is a must do do those wanting some adventure off the Auckland-grid who want to take a breath, and see the awesomeness of nature. I took my daughter Dana and found the Nikau Cafe location along a very rural and pretty road, an easy...More

2  Thank nickandfamily2018
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Great guided tour, amazing and stunning views, well worth the drive out into the country. Would be more than happy to go back and do again

1  Thank harleytwins
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Nikau cave awesome, easy cave to navigate through and just beautiful to see. Phillip and Anne and the locals so friendly, easy going. Stunning views, just fantastic. A "must do" for every kiwi and visitor to nz. The area show-cases nz stunning beauty and rural...More

1  Thank alene_vincent
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is a place i go to when i just want to escape noisey city cafes. I love driving out from Hamilton. The roads a windy and views breathtaking. The ice coffee (made with real ice cream) is delicious....that i often sneak back for another....More

Thank Katsolo
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the Nikau cafe, just for another great coffee and there was a trip into the cave just to start and we decided to join them. The trip takes about 1,5 hour and is a great trip, there are 2 narrow passages but...More

1  Thank wlubbers
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Wow what a amazing place I don't usually do small spaces but this was worth it. Glow worms up close. Will return

1  Thank Sharronr5b
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Hang on to your hats as you drive around crazy bends and along the top of mountains, but it is well worth it. A fantastic friendly tour guide who took us through dark deep tunnels. Walking and cammando crawling through water to see spectacular glow...More

1  Thank ForwardTravel
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip down into and through the caves. Beautiful setting and very friendly owners as well as very tasty, home-cooked food. Can’t recommend it enough.

Thank Ben D
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