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Fabulous visit! Our guide was very informative with a great sense of humor! He made sure there were... read more

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We stopped by and made a hasty decision to join a tour - fantastic. The guide was so knowledgeable... read more

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Main Road | Takaka Hills, Motueka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous visit! Our guide was very informative with a great sense of humor! He made sure there were no health and safety issues. It's an easy walk through the caves with a ladder climb at the end. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by and made a hasty decision to join a tour - fantastic. The guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a great advocate of the extinct Moa! Standing in the total darkness listening to the silence and then her Maori singing was so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ASH696
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I visited the caves 20 odd years ago, and this time we took friends who had never seen them. The tour was excellent, the guide lady was great & really informative, we would all absolutely recommend to all, there is a small...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lindsaysandra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

* lovely spot overlooking Tasman. * on the last tour of the day (4pm) so was only 4 of us. * hard hats and safety briefing comprehensive. * we went mid March and the cave temperature was 11° - remember your jumper! * lights get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

Our group of 12 recently did the tour of this cave complex. All staff were very friendly right from time of booking and our guide was so enthusiastic, you just couldn't help being interested yourself. Wonderful formations. As with other groups we were also treated...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Our tour through the Ngarua caves was such a sight to behold. Make time in your travels to go here. The tour guide was well versed on history and geological knowledge. She even sang for us, incredible voice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank packandgolightly
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

We saw these as we travelled to Takaka & decided to go to do a trip round. Very interesting & our guide, Dave, was awesome. The tours leave on the hour, every hour & generally take 45-50 minutes & are guide led. You do need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nuttynana
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Dave took us along the stalagtites and stalagmites, telling us about the cave in an informative and humerous way. A pleasant visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Nard J
Reviewed January 27, 2019

I think the trip was as good as it was because of the fantastic guide. she was clearly so passionate about her subject, knowledgeable and interested that we could have stayed chatting for hours. This is a fine example of a cave system and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris S
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Hourly tours only. Must visit place. Really enjoyed the beauty of the cave and great geographical experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Aloha_Kiwifruit |
Situated on the Marble Mountain in the Takaka Hill range, a 0.5hr drive from Motueka on SH 60 towards Takaka and Golden Bay. (Main Road, Takaka Hill, SH 60, Motueka (towards Golden Bay), New Zealand)