Abbey Caves, Whangarei

(4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Journey underground at Abbey Caves, an adventurous caving experience with three undeveloped cave systems. Visitors should have at least a moderate fitness level for scrambling over slippery rocks and climbing through small holes. People brave enough to explore the cave are rewarded with amazing sights: dramatic rock formations, stalactites, eels, and glowworms. Be sure to wear closed footwear with good tread and bring a flashlight or headlamp and change of clothes. Using our international travel planner, Whangarei attractions like Abbey Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not a tough caving experience but just hard enough that it isn't as rushed and packed as Waitomo for example. Perfect on a weekday when it was just us. Wear a good pair of boots to get into the toughe...  more »
  • These caves are not 'marshelled/controlled' in any way - so you are on your own!' - no lights and all the other tourist paraphernalia! A rare chance to be a 'real' 'explorer' . That means you are enti...  more »
  • Lots of fun. Make sure you have a good light and sturdy footwear, or just take it off. You will get wet, maybe even waist deep. Also keep an eye out for the eels, very cool but can be scary when you'r...  more »