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Nikau Cave

Waikaretu Valley Rd | Waikaretu, Waikato, Waikaretu, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-233 3199
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real caving experience

This is a real caving experience into a natural and very beautiful caving system. They have not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mtngirl38
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Canada
Wonderful Slice of NZ History and Tranquility

This is a must do do those wanting some adventure off the Auckland-grid who want to take a breath... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
nickandfamily2018
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Average3%
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“glow worms” (34 reviews)
“rural nz” (2 reviews)
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Waikaretu Valley Rd | Waikaretu, Waikato, Waikaretu, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 9-233 3199
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"great guide"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real caving experience into a natural and very beautiful caving system. They have not modified the cave for tourists at all, which is really great. There are no lighting systems in the cave, like in the more touristy caves. They lend you...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a must do do those wanting some adventure off the Auckland-grid who want to take a breath, and see the awesomeness of nature. I took my daughter Dana and found the Nikau Cafe location along a very rural and pretty road, an easy...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Great guided tour, amazing and stunning views, well worth the drive out into the country. Would be more than happy to go back and do again

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Nikau cave awesome, easy cave to navigate through and just beautiful to see. Phillip and Anne and the locals so friendly, easy going. Stunning views, just fantastic. A "must do" for every kiwi and visitor to nz. The area show-cases nz stunning beauty and rural...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a place i go to when i just want to escape noisey city cafes. I love driving out from Hamilton. The roads a windy and views breathtaking. The ice coffee (made with real ice cream) is delicious....that i often sneak back for another....More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We went to the Nikau cafe, just for another great coffee and there was a trip into the cave just to start and we decided to join them. The trip takes about 1,5 hour and is a great trip, there are 2 narrow passages but...More

1  Thank wlubbers
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow what a amazing place I don't usually do small spaces but this was worth it. Glow worms up close. Will return

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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Hang on to your hats as you drive around crazy bends and along the top of mountains, but it is well worth it. A fantastic friendly tour guide who took us through dark deep tunnels. Walking and cammando crawling through water to see spectacular glow...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Amazing trip down into and through the caves. Beautiful setting and very friendly owners as well as very tasty, home-cooked food. Can’t recommend it enough.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

Our large group of adults and children made the trip on a cold winter day to these caves. The older children had a blast in the caves while those too young enjoyed the variety of toys in front of the wood fire and the adults...More

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