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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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  • We stayed with friends who live about an hour away. They hadn't been here so we agreed to give it a go. One of our group is not keen on enclosed spaces but nevertheless we booked it. They took us on t...  more »
  • From the moment we arrived at nikau caves this morning the staff treated us like family in their relaxed manor. The food was home grown and delicious and the scenery was breathtaking. Charlotte was a ...  more »
  • 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 »