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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  • I visited all three caves in October. The parking space is a bit scarce but I had luck. The path is a bit muddy but you should wear footwear that can get wet anyways. It's a good idea to wear a headla...  more »
  • Be prepared! We arrived on a day that it had been absolutely pouring down and everything was covered in mud (I totally stacked it in a paddock walking to the caves and whilst I thought it was hilariou...  more »
  • We were staying at the little earth lodge next door and they recommended the caves so we got a head torch, helmet and shoes and map from owners at a cost of $7 and set off. We first walked up the hill...  more »