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Nikau Cave, Waikaretu
(4.8/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Witness a stunning glowworm cave at Nikau Cave, accented with natural limestone formations. This attraction is not for the faint-hearted, as the experience involves getting wet and muddy and crawling on your belly through a stream. However, determined visitors are rewarded with a memorable sight: a high-ceiling cave with hundreds of glowworms lighting the darkness. An experienced guide leads each tour, and visitors praise the owners for their back-country Kiwi charm. Be sure to take a change of clothes, including shoes. Refill your energy at the onsite cafe afterwards. Plan to visit Nikau Cave and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Waikaretu attractions using our Waikaretu itinerary builder.
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  • Even though we were a bit late we were waited for and nothing was being rushed. Our guide was extremely friendly and took good care of us. After entering the cave we at first tried not to get wet, but...  more »
  • As I have visited this beautiful area many times I have to write that the consistency in service from local big country farming family that is always good as with an environment that is unique, tranqu...  more »
  • Quite different from the normal touristic cave experience: a bit of a challenge but well worth the effort. Age shouldn't be a barrier (we are in our 60s and thoroughly enjoyed the experience). The glo...  more »