Nikau Cave, Waikaretu

Must see · Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Witness a stunning glowworm cave at Nikau Cave, accented with natural limestone formations. This attraction is not for the faint-hearted, as the experience involves getting wet and muddy and crawling on your belly through a stream. However, determined visitors are rewarded with a memorable sight: a high-ceiling cave with hundreds of glowworms lighting the darkness. An experienced guide leads each tour, and visitors praise the owners for their back-country Kiwi charm. Be sure to take a change of clothes, including shoes. Refill your energy at the onsite cafe afterwards. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nikau Cave by using our Waikaretu trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Popped down as our local with family. Tried the new Sardines on Toast. An excellent choice, just a perfect fit and size. The Sardimes are fantastic quality and a real surprise for lunch. As always....  more »
  • This was an amazing tour. Every part of the journey was wonderful. From the walk there to going through the cave and back to the cafe. I am claustrophobic and they guided me though the cave perfectly....  more »
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