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“Something a bit different”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nikau Cave

Nikau Cave
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Waikaretu
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Silverdale, New Zealand
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Something a bit different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

The people who took us through were very friendly and obviously loved what they were doing. I loved that there weren't lots of people and we felt individual. And the cafe at the end of the day - brilliant! Nothing was too much trouble! Just like being looked after by friends

Visited September 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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94 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Totally different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

walk down into the depths of the earth and witness stalemites and staletites all lit up by nicely flooded lights

Visited February 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Brilliant but be prepared to get wet, muddy and squeeze through narrow spaces.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Nikau Caves are a a real gem. The experience is not touristy, the caves are interesting with a great glowworm grotto. Moderate fitness required and you definitely need to be able to cope with tight spaces and being in the dark. You are likely to get wet and muddy too so take a change of clothes. Enjoy a good meal in the cafe afterwards. A fabulous day trip ex Auckland!!!

Visited September 2011
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Thank mjszea
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Make sure you take a change of clothes. Coffee and home baking at the cafe afterwards felt well deserved.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Brilliant experience! Not for the too-faint hearted - expect no footpath, no handrails, no lights except your own torch! Having said that, i did this 4 months after foot surgery and I am 55. Fabulous walk through limestone formation caves and wading through a crystal-clear cave stream between stalagmites, stalactites and glow worms! Small groups only so no coach-loads. Very intimate and a unique experience! Lovely cafe/restaurant with homemade pizza and other menu. Was so relaxing to have a cup of coffee, chill out and discuss the experience afterwards! You will get wet and muddy, but there are changing rooms provided if you need them!
I was very apprehensive, but it was one of my most memorable NZ experiences!

Visited February 2012
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