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Clifden Caves

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Clifden Gorge Road, New Zealand
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Going to the Clifden Caves always makes you feel adventurous. You bring your torches and in you go... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
FestivalGanger
Perfect

Don't forget to bring an extra battery or even light cause you'll be completely in the dark if you... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Virgile A
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“passage” (2 reviews)
“stalactites” (2 reviews)
“headlights” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clifden Gorge Road, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Going to the Clifden Caves always makes you feel adventurous. You bring your torches and in you go. Try to make it to the pool at the end and then turn around or, if you are really adventurous, try to make it past the pool....More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Don't forget to bring an extra battery or even light cause you'll be completely in the dark if you run out of yours Awesome experience. Bring durty clothes and no bag to squeeze yourself inside the holes. Can be slippery sometimes and also watch your...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Conveniently located between Manapouri and Invercargill, this is a great stop. Read the information and instructions on the department of conservation website carefully and come prepared. Make sure to turn of your headlights in the bigger caves otherwise you miss out on the glowworms. Get...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We came expecting to see a small cave with a few stalactites and ended up doing a super fun caving experience for about an hour. The cave path is marked with reflective stripes. Entering the cave should be done by people knowing how to handle...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

A limestone cave, approved by the Department of Conservation for public visits, invites for an adventurous cave tour visiting lots of stalactites and stalagmites on the way through. Some passages are narrow and will require crawling on hands and knees. The pool area at the...More

Thank Stefan G
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I went through the caves on my own, it was great fun. I'm a 90kg man of 5ft 10inch and found the passage ways really easy to manoeuvre around. There's reflective strips that guide the way around the 40 minute adventure, and a great information...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Make sure to bring sturdy hiking boots (not just tennis shoes), as it gets suer muddy and slippery. Bring a good flashlight, ideally a headlight, as it is better to have two hands for climbing. Leave big cameras and backpacks in the car. Basically after...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Of the caves we toured and explored in New Zealand, this was by far our favorite. And the most adventurous! There's a small car-park on the side of the road with an informational sign, and then there's the cave. Some of the folks we saw...More

3  Thank Bob C
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