Waipu Cave, Waipu

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  • August 11, 2017
    Waipu caves are approx 10kms off SH1 of which 5 kms is gravel road to the cave, Entrance of cave is muddy and your feet will get wet inside the cave, cave is dark torch is required few places you will...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    Bring a good torch each and you can explore the caves a little. You will walk through some water and the rocks can be slippery so take care. Unless you are an experienced caver don't go in too far. Yo...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    Grab your torch and keep in mind you'll be getting wet. We didn't make it to the third set of caves which had the glow worms, a bit nervous after the heavy rainfall in the region. Cool little cave tho...  more »
  • Awesome caves. They go very deep, the are glow worms. Bring multiple light sources, rock shoes would be nice to have, enjoy yourself :)
  • Beautiful cave with glow worms inside. Gummy shoes, proper lights and head protection would be good for more fun.
  • Caves are awesome, any day, any cave. Even better if you don't have an entrance fee or need a tour guide! Be smart and bring two torches, pay attention to where you're going and respect and don't deface anything!
  • A great way to spend a few hours. The main attraction is a cave that takes an hour or so to explore, even longer if you are ready to wade through the river inside. Several of the chambers have a great display of glow worms, in some areas just inches from your head. The outside area has a walking track and climbable rocks.
  • Classic Kiwi Adventureism.. There is nothing commercial about this place, bring your own torch and clothes you don't mind getting muddy and wet. You can get as deep into the cave system as you feel comfortable doing, loads of fun!

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