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Address: 49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-404 0583
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My husband and I visited this glow worm cave while on our honeymoon and found it rather personal. We enjoyed the company of our tour guide who is the great grandson of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this glow worm cave while on our honeymoon and found it rather personal. We enjoyed the company of our tour guide who is the great grandson of the founder. He went into great details about the glow worms and the caves answered lots of questions. Really know the history of the cave very well. Thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are in Bay of Islands, NZ these glow worm caves are well worth the short drive. The caves are privately owned and they are open to the public as an attraction. The caves are not set up with electricity so lantern are used to light the way. You walk on a boardwalk throughout. There are some places that... More 

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Echuca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Although we have passed the turnoff to these caves many times driving north this was our first visit. It was fascinating and well worth a visit. We took visiting family and everyone enjoyed it. The walk back over the hill from the far end of the cave was interesting but be warned don't wear flip flops. You will have sore... More 

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Caves Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

$20 pp entry fee made it much more affordable for us than other larger caves. Highly recommend this tour through the cave with more than enough glowworms and stalagmites etc. take a light jacket. It's chilly in the cave.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The caves are about 5 minutes south of Kawakawa down a metal road, well sign posted. We visited on a hot afternoon and waited a few minutes whilst the guide was out on another tour. There was a sign letting us know what time the next tour would be, and the guide returned within a couple of minutes of this.... More 

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Auckland NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited on January 25 2015, and took a tour through the caves. We were welcomed by a lovely lady who allayed my fears of my 4 year old being too little to enjoy the tour. The guide we had through the caves was very knowledgeable and my children and I throughly enjoyed the tour. Saw loads of glow-worms and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

For glow worm value, totally beats our Waitomo cattle-car experience. Guided tour led by some guys with lanterns, the glow worm viewing is truly excellent. Very small business, have to walk a good bit to get to the loos. Tour feels short for the steep price, and there's no unattended dawdling allowed inside the dampish (January, after unusually wet season)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Kawiti Caves are a definite must-see. Glowworms at Kawiti are easily visible and quite spectacular! The walk-through is pleasant and not too taxing for those not up for a big trek! The guides are very friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took our visiting European relatives to the caves as "seeing glow worms" was high up on their "must-do" list. As we hadn't visited this attraction before, we were anxious that the experience met their expectations. Thankfully we were all delighted with all aspects of our visit. The boardwalk was well constructed, our friendly and considerate guide gave us interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Really fascinating and awesome glow worm caves. A short walk but possibly one of the most remarkable little excursion in whangarei. Worth a visit.

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