Kawiti Caves, Northland Region

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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. Put Kawiti Caves into our Kawakawa day trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kawakawa.
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  • These caves are completely wonderful! The worms are so close you can almost touch them (not that we would!) We went to Waitomo Caves and in our opinion this smaller cave system was a far superior expe...  more »
  • We’ve traveled all over NZ for 2 months and kept hearing that the Waitomo caves are “the best” - don’t know, maybe they are but I’m so glad I didn’t spend hours driving there when this was in our back...  more »
  • I'm not sure how this compares to other glowworm caves in NZ but we very much enjoyed our visit here. It's pretty much a low-tech family run affair and that was nice. My recommendation is to call ahea...  more »
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