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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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  • 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 »
  • Didn't know what to expect and thankfully it was not the normal touristy thing. It's not a wander along pre - made stages, you actually feel like you putting effort in. Along with a great guide, beaut...  more »