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Nikau Cave, Waikaretu

4.8
#10 of 21 in Nature in Auckland Region
Cave Nature / Park
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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  • Our large group of adults and children made the trip on a cold winter day to these caves. The older children had a blast in the caves while those too young enjoyed the variety of toys in front of the ...  more »
  • What a fantastic experience! Phillips tour of his beloved home was refreshing, knowledgable and jam packed with lots of surprises. We originally went for the glow worms, but our time at Nikau Cave gav...  more »
  • 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 »

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