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My adult son and I went to the cave in the afternoon on a cloudy day. The driveway to the car park... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
smilingface0001
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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It´s one of the must do places in area! Go for it!;)

first ten minutes are an easy walk that changes to climbing through rough terrain for 25min BUT if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lenka131
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Packard Road, Takaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My adult son and I went to the cave in the afternoon on a cloudy day. The driveway to the car park is narrow only allowing one vehicle to drive through. No big sign post points the entry to the car park. The track to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first ten minutes are an easy walk that changes to climbing through rough terrain for 25min BUT if you do not have any major physical issue (such as problems with knees) and you are not in age 60+ Then you can make it! Me personally...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lenka131
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Whoever labelled this as an easy walk was having a laugh, as it's definitely one of the hardest tracks I've done, and I've tried out many of the 'intermediate/hard' tracks that were nowhere as steep or slippery as this one was. If you are able...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aiyanakcurtis
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I was a hot day and thinking it was only one kilometre I didn’t take water...mistake. It was rally hot and only some shade. I cooled down in the caves and the downhill back made it easier. I also wore sandals and even in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

A tough walk to reach, but with a great example of phytokarst (plant growth on stalactites that becomes incorporated into the mineral deposit). A solid workout if you need a break from the car.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard R
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Walked up to the caves yesterday, my Dad (78) had to turn back half way as despite his good fitness it was too steep. It was well worth the walk once we arrived but if I was ever to do it again I would do...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ele M
Reviewed January 23, 2019

We decided to visit the Rawhiti caves on a day too hot for the beach. The walk was easy to find and there was plenty of parking. The walk up was very steep and took an hour with a 6year old who was struggling (as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ailiesmum
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The hike is tough so make sure to bring lots of water, snack an good hiking shoes!! I almost gave up but I'm so glad I didn't 🌞

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 439sofis
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the 45 min walk up to this cave hidden in the hills above Takaka. First part of walk is along banks of dry but pretty river bed before it zigzags quite steeply up to cave. Be ready for some big, rather muddy steps....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Of the beaten track this is a difficult gem to get to. In the Takaka district of Golden Bay in the Abel Tasman National Park . From a small village of Motupipi take a track through a farm to a small parking area, the walk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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