Kawiti Caves, Kawakawa

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Discover the magic of nature at Kawiti Caves, a set of limestone caves boasting enviable views of glowworm colonies and limestone rock formations. This mysterious set of caves and resident creatures began drawing visitors in the 1950s, when Te Tawai Kawiti (great grandson of the famous Maori chief Kawiti) started to offer tours built around a great deal of insight and respect for the natural world and its wonders. Stalactites and stalagmites add to the atmosphere of the caves, lit by the luminescence of the colony of worms. Take a look at our Kawakawa day trip planning app to schedule your visit to Kawiti Caves and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Truly an awesome sight. A full galaxy of glow worms above our heads. It was amazing. Our tour guide was a super friendly chap, very knowledgeable on the caves history.  more »
  • Quite costly for a shortish tour but worth it if you've got the discretionary dollars. This 30-minute walk into the caves (the full walk through to the other side wasn't available due to flooding...  more »
  • Our family loved this experience. So interesting and fun to do. Well worth the trip. Family run and a real treasure  more »

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