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We enjoyed this walk, it says for fitness of all levels but I think it is not great if you are not... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
Great caves

On a muddy rainy day its not the best to go traipsing across a field .... but on a dry day it is... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Waipu Caves Road, Waipu, New Zealand
+64 9-470 3300
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We enjoyed this walk, it says for fitness of all levels but I think it is not great if you are not relatively fit, quite steep in places, track could do with up keep as it was steep and muddy in places which had you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank MaggiePrentice
Reviewed 23 March 2018

On a muddy rainy day its not the best to go traipsing across a field .... but on a dry day it is!! Wonderful glow worms are within as well as a river. Take gumboots!!

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I've been to the Glowworm Caves in TeAnau and was amazed. Unfortunately you weren't allowed taking any pictures (was told is the same at Waitomo) - so I was really happy to find this cave! Went there in the evening and morning. Taking pictures we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Nadiniii
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

It's interesting and all but calling it a walkway is somewhat misleading. The cave is quite cool for kids but again pretty short.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank stevew538
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best free things to do ever!! Great that you can explore the caves by yourself! Just make sure you bring a torch and be prepared to get wet! Amazing glow worms - no need to pay a heap of money at waitomo!!

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It's amazing seeing the glow warms, but you will get wet! Make sure you wear appropriate shoes that you don't mind getting muddy or wet.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jade M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Went to the caves a few years ago on a very hot day , nice and cool inside , you need good foot wear it can be slippery . A pair of gumboots would be handy . Loads of glow worms deeper in the cave...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank stevelamb7777
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's all free.... Enter the caves and take a left turn..... wear some trainers or jelly shoes because you'll get wet feet! Follow the stream (not good in the winter as too much water) duck under some low rocks and go as far as you...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank morleymatt
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wow!!! Absolutely loved it!!! Cannot wait to go deeper into the caves next time. Glow Worms galore!!!!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Bobbi-Jo C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

very very nice caves with tousends Glow worms. Easy acces and free entry. One of the favorite caves on New zealand

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Marcel B
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