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Ngarua Caves

Main Road | Takaka Hills, Motueka, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8093
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Nice tour

This cave is on the top of Takaka Hill. Getting there you need to go through curvy road. The guided... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
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Torrance, California
CRAZY GOOD

Loved every minute, when I asked my partner what he'd do again next time the only thing he said was... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Kaylin C
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Main Road | Takaka Hills, Motueka, New Zealand
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"moa bones"
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"cave system"
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"extinct moa"
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This cave is on the top of Takaka Hill. Getting there you need to go through curvy road. The guided tour was great. The cave has a lot of stories. The view from the hilltop was great as well.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Loved every minute, when I asked my partner what he'd do again next time the only thing he said was this. We had a private tour (just lucky timing I guess), the tour guide was so lovely & talkative, she even sang in the caves...More

Thank Kaylin C
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

which takes approx 45 minutes and when we visited started @ 10am and went every hour on the hour. a very informative guide who reacted well with the children in the group and had a true and lovely voice which she demonstrated in the cathedral...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We’d been past these caves many times on previous visits to Abel Tasman, but assumed it was a tourist trap. Far from it. This time we tried it on advice from our car rental place, and because it was raining out. It was well worth...More

2  Thank Josie S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

On the side of the main road to takaka lies a hidden gem. Hidden because you crouch through a secluded door to get in and come out of a trapdoor at the end! The tour takes you the full length of magnificent dry caves with...More

1  Thank Jacqui P
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome tour. Apparently the owner doesn't want to pump money in to have further scientific study. It's a travesty!

Thank Kirsten M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great historical trip through this cave. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. The cave had beautiful structures. It is very well lit up and at some point, with warning, the guide turns the lights off. It is not wheelchair or baby friendly. There...More

Thank Lauren d
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I have visited a number of caves throughout the world and all have similarities. What made this one stand out was the knowledgeable guide and the total darkness when the lights went out. Not ideal for very Young or old as there is some climbing...More

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Had some visitors from out of town and stopped here for a tour of the caves and we were really pleased we did. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable she really made it interesting for adults and children in the group. What a fascinating place...More

2  Thank kiwisolargal
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The guided tour through these caves is excellent. The caves are magnificent - best I've seen in NZ. Track through the caves is well marked. Well worth the $20 entry fee.

1  Thank Lois G
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Christinefraser
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Situated on the Marble Mountain in the Takaka Hill range, a 0.5hr drive from Motueka on SH 60 towards Takaka and Golden Bay. (Main Road, Takaka Hill, SH 60, Motueka (towards Golden Bay), New Zealand)
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