Nikau Cave, Waikaretu

4.8
#11 of 32 in Nature in Auckland
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nikau Cave by using our Waikaretu trip itinerary planning app .
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  • Hang on to your hats as you drive around crazy bends and along the top of mountains, but it is well worth it. A fantastic friendly tour guide who took us through dark deep tunnels. Walking and cammand...  more »
  • Amazing trip down into and through the caves. Beautiful setting and very friendly owners as well as very tasty, home-cooked food. Can’t recommend it enough.  more »
  • The tour of the cave and the discovery of his "glowing worms" is truly a unique experience. Nothing to do with "turns" organized in other comparable places. We found it really in the skin of a Caver to a guess in the underworld. All in the company of a guide to the very endearing personality. Visit in October 2016 ey go back this year (2017)
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