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Kawiti Caves

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Address: 49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-404 0583
09:00 - 16:00
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Coming from the Bay of islands, the caves were a short drive and easy to find. The guide Sydney was very nice, he had a lot of knowledge about the glow worms and history of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bideford, United Kingdom
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming from the Bay of islands, the caves were a short drive and easy to find. The guide Sydney was very nice, he had a lot of knowledge about the glow worms and history of the caves, and was happy to answer questions. The tour was around 20 minutes as the bush walk at the end was not available due... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I get really psyched about nature's unique ability to create entertainment for humans, just by doing what nature does. And the teeny, tiny worms in the cave really glow! Not just a little, a lot! I thought they were amazing!!! We took this tour in early October via a Celebrity Cruise excursion. It was really interesting. It's a family... More 

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Scoresby, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

For $20 it is well worth the visit. This is cheaper and just as good as other glow worm caves. The bush walk after the caves is beautiful, but be prepared for a uphill walk.

Thank AndyAshandRustee
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We drove past the caves on our way to Paihia and drove back a few days later. It was a personalized tour with a wealth of information on the Worms and caves. We are so glad we went on this tour at 20.00 we felt it was a bargain. Would highly recommend it

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Solna, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this place an afternoon and got the last tour for the day. This is not so crowded by people as I understand that other glow-worm caves are. There is a board-walk through the cave and you do get to see a myriad of glow-worms under the leadership of a knowledgeable and very pleasant local guide. The walk takes... More 

Thank bgunnarb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great for adults and children alike a very informative trip through these family run caves. The caves themselves contain some super stalactites and stalagmites, whilst watching the glow worms shine was simply magical and good value for money at $20.

Thank Tanya R
Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

On our way to a Paihai we saw the sign for the Caves and decided to stop. There is a nice new boardwalk taking you through the Caves and your guide stops at regular intervals to give info on Caves and glow worms. Wear a light coat as the Caves are cool and damp. No photos allowed. Cost was $20/adult

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The caves were much more interesting than we at first thought and the drive to them is through beautiful countryside. The further you walk into the caves the more interesting it isl the colours and patterns of the glow worms change.

Thank Lynda D
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Friendly tour guides on this family site. Very knoweldgble. Easy walking on boardwalk. Amazing number of glow-worms. Well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful private tour. Kawiti is a long term family run business and they care a lot about their glow worms. It was much less touristy than Waitimo and much less expensive. It was conveniently located in the bay of islands. Really liked the nature walk at the end of the cave tour. It would have been nice... More 

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