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Abbey Caves

Abbey Caves Road, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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- Jun 28, 2014
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Guelph, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We climbed, walked, and waded our way through the first (organ) cave and peered into the other two caves and had lots of fun. As noted in other posts, it is important to bring a flashlight or head lamp and proper shoes. I wore a pair of closed toe crocs and found they gave the right amount of grip/protection without... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Guys, if you want see something spectacular, visit abbey caves. It was actually our first caving experience and it was so good! Must have torch, no iPhone... Must have real shoes, no flip-flops, must have another clothes for later. :-) ambasador at carpark told us we will get wet bcs water level is somewhere around hips :-) what a suprise... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Although I am a local, I have not ventured into all 3 caves all the way until now. Wow! Incredible to think we have this on our doorstep for free. Wearing closed in shoes is a must as they get wet and you can't see what's in the water. Also a head torch and a fine day - if the... More

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Coromandel, null, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

incredible easy caving experience, amazing trees rocks, yes rocks, and water. not slimey. very dark. glow worms

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

if you really want to feel like you are the first adventurer to ever set foot in this cave, this is the place to go. you got to be flexible to climb the boulders at the entrance. the cold water is maybe knee deep, but if you turn off the light, you are surrounded by glowworms. caving for free with... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

These are great to visit! Make sure you take a head torch and have a back up torch. Take waterproof comma with you too and make sure someone knows where are and what time you're due back. Not recommended to go by yourself. Need a moderate level of fitness Prepare to get wet Slippery rocks to climb around, not recommended... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Fair distance to walk, we didnt go prepared with any gears as werent expecting much. But to my surprise is an awesome free attraction for any adventurous soul. We didnt get to go in the caves but even standing outside them was just as good. Wouldnt recommend taking kids along as is a bit slippery getting into some of them.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Get geared up with headlights and suitable shoes and prepare to get wet . We went as a family with our three boys 7 -9 -20 and had an awesome experience we saw eels ,crayfish and loads of glow worms We only had time for the largest cave and picked up a guide from the visitors centre before hand ,the... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

What a gem of a place to visit. The area outside the caves is one of the most beautiful meadows I have ever seen. The caves themselves a great adventure with hundreds of glow worms. Take a headlight and some water proof shoes climb into the caves and then let your eyes adjust to the darkness to fully appreciate the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I was surprised that we were the only people there on the day we visited Abbey Caves. But this loneliness also added much excitement to the trip. The track and the location of each cave were clearly marked, but you still have to be careful when you walked down some caves -- it could be very dark and slipery. A... More

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