Waipu Cave, Waipu

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  • The Caves are a short but windy drive off State Highway just north of the Waipu Turn off. (SH1 take either Shoemaker Road, from Waipu or Springfield Road from the north.) The entrance to the Caves is ...  more »
  • Beautiful experience. When you enter to the cave, keep going further to the dark and at the end turn your lights and enjoy the galaxy. Take watershoes and lgihts!!!  more »
  • Cave entry very accessible from carpark. The Caves are an amazing natural wonder and definitely worth a visit. You could spend at least an hour there if you venture way in. The main glowworm cavern is...  more »
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  • Beautiful cave.Not as big as waitomo caves,but its still stunning. And most importantly u can stay as long as u want. Very close to car park. Water usually up to knees high, so u definitely need shorts or gumboots.
  • Beautiful glow worms but not particularly easy to get to. Be sure to bring head torches and waterproof or fast drying clothes. You will get very wet.
  • Such a great place. Free to enter. You will need sturdy closed toed shoes as it's very slippery. A head torch is a must. If you are going any further than the first chamber you should have a caving helmet. Water is 12 degrees year round and up to a waist deep on an adult in the main system and chest deep in the stream entrance. Full of Glow worms and beautiful rock formations. The chambers do flood after heavy rain. We went in with an experienced caving instructor. They are not big systems but I can imagine getting lost easily if you head down one of the side chambers. Toilets and showers outside. Free camping for one night. Long grass but flat.
  • Love the place great for young explores. You need torch and good nonslip shoes as most is under water . Glow worms are little treat to see as well...
  • amazing place, camping right next to caves.... lots of glow worms. Amazed its free unlike most NZ glowworm caves.
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