Abbey Caves, Whangarei
(4.1/5 based on 100+ 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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  • A bit of fitness needed for this attraction , so not for everyone. Great show of glow worms. Not for claustraphobics as a bit tight in places 
  • As we were staying at Little Earth Lodge for a few days, we paid the Caves, just adjacent to the Lodge a visit. This is definitely not an activity for young children or for tourists who like to visit ...  more »
  • Not only are the caves fabulous and very worthwhile an exploration, we are also particularly taken by the Rock forest. We have been living in Whangarei for many, many years and are never getting tired...  more »