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Address: Abbey Caves Road, Whangarei, New Zealand
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great caves

Fantastic caves where you can walk through yourself and explore, definitely take a light and where waterproof shoes!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie H
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Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not really a review as i didnt get very far. We assumed this was like the normal caving you get here in NZ, they would be a little info centre, maybe someone would take you around. Nope. You have to take all your own caving gear, helmet, torch, boots etc. it just wasnt what we were expecting because there is... More 

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Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic caves where you can walk through yourself and explore, definitely take a light and where waterproof shoes!

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1 Thank Katie H
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike, a bit of a special surprise really. Giant boulders, enormous trees and mostly a hike through nice pasture-land, the caves are not hard to get to, but to really check them out bring good footwear and a head torch. They are slippery and steep so it is best to be very careful. On the way out I wasn't... More 

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2 Thank TravelLadyBug22
Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the caves. It is so exciting climbing in the dark and seing the glowworms! It is a good idea to wear wetshoes because there is water in the caves. The water did not get deeper than to the waist (approx. 1 meter). But if you just want to see the worms you Can just go in a little... More 

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1 Thank Anna K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have much time so we just explored Organ cave. We both had iPhone's with the torch as our light (the caves can't be done without a torch - pitch black) it was a little tricky climbing into the cave as the rocks were wet but we have done much harder climbs. If we had 2 hands it would... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another local treasure so close to town. We visited the caves with 3 young boys. There is a short walk through farmland to get to the caves. If caving with kids I recommend the middle cave as a cess is easier and the water inside is not as deep. Don't forget to pause and turn the torches off so you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been raining for 2 days straight by the tine we got here so it was too muddy and slippery to really explore very well but its a lovely walk through some fields and they do cave tours here too I think. If you like exploring, check it out!!

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Thank LJtravels71
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There caves were beautiful and not hard to walk through, but do expect to get a bit wet and do a bit of boulder hopping. The best part is that they are free.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Had great time exporing caves and limestone rocks. But amazed at number of people who thought they could just wander in wearing bare feet or jandals. These are real caves people!! You need good shoes. You must be able to climb some rocks and get a bit wet. Great free fun for smart folks. Nice walk in the bush for... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 7 friends exploring the caves and it was fantastic! Loved to explore every little hole in the rocks! Also so many glow worms - just a great experience and even for free! Would always do it again and want to find more caves now in New Zealand :)

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