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Address: 49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-404 0583
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Wonderful display of glow worms

We enjoyed this tour of the glow worm caves, beautiful formations and lots of glow worms. I have been in many caves but here there were loads of worms. I think the tour is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Geelong, Australia

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited about 15 years ago and really enjoyed seeing the formations and learning about the history of the caves. We brought our children to visit today. They enjoyed learning about the glow worms and about the girl hiding in the caves with the sweet potatoes. The focus was on the glow worms. It would have been more interesting had... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We enjoyed this tour of the glow worm caves, beautiful formations and lots of glow worms. I have been in many caves but here there were loads of worms. I think the tour is a bit overpriced, no family discounts and $20/person for a 20minute tour. Adds up a bit with 4 in the family. The tour was informative but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A real great cave run by a local family. If you love caves and glow worms give this a go. Well worth the effort

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Oamaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I visited these caves way back in the 1970s. I was disappointed when I couldn't find them (The name change thing) to show a friend from the US. We encountered them by chance. Since time did not permit a trip to Waitomo, I was so glad that I had found a chance to show off these little guys that light... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We toured these caves with friends who live in New Zealand. They had visited before and knew they were amazing. Glow worms are very unusual - if you've never seen them, think fire flies - except stationary in caves. It's nice and cool inside and has a very well built walkway throughout the caves, Our Maori guide was very informative... More 

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Essex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We came across these caves on our journey back to Auckland and we were so glad we stopped. It does not look much on arrival but it is worth it and is run as a family business. The grand daughter of the founder was our guide and she was excellent explaining the life cycle of the glow worms. To see... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We came across these caves on our tour throughout New Zealand. We had a few hours so thought we'd give it a go. The tour was actually really educational and the tour guide was very willing to answer questions. We were in a small group (only 3 of us) as we walked through the cave. There were so many glow... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Absolutely fantastic guided tour. Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Thousands of glow-worms with close up views as well as spectacular 'ceilings'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a suprising attraction. The office is very compact and doesn't look much from the car park. Only accepted payment is by NZ eftpos cards or cash. Our guide was very informative and the worms are dazzling. Inside the cave, the walkway is well maintained. No photography inside the cave but some lovely scenery on the bush walk back to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was just a little circumspect as to the value of this little foray into the rock, however as it turned out I shouldn't have been. The guides, all relatively young, don't really excite with their commentary, yet do a decent job of explaining the history of the cave, how it has been in the family for over 50 years,... More 

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Additional Information about Kawiti Caves

Address: 49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-404 0583
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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