Waipu Caves

4.614 Votes
  • Address: Waipu Caves Road, Waipu, New Zealand
  • Tags: Cave, Family And Kids

Get transported to a surreal world as you visit the Waipu caves. Passing through the trail of trees and shrubs, you will have to cross a small and shallow stretch of the river to reach the entrance to the caves. Once you get past the muddy water filled entrance, you will be greeted by clusters of glow worms twinkling inside the cave and appearing like starts in the night sky. The natural formations like stalactites will mesmerize you with their intricate structure. The inside of the caves is covered with moss and the boulders are a good spot for taking pictures. Don’t forget to bring a good torch and spare batteries, because the caves are dark throughout.

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  • Waipu Caves Address: Waipu Caves Road, Waipu, New Zealand
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Waipu Caves Reviews & Ratings

  • Really nice caves easy to walk in. Little stream running through. Lots to discover there but no guides on site

  • Amazing natural caves with stalectites and big caverns with glow worms . A river runs through the cave and you need to walk in this, you wouldn't want to go on a rainy day!

  • I love the Waipu Caves..! Toilet and lots of space for freedom camping- the glow worms are stunning and love that this is a free activity!

  • Such an amazing place definitely recommend! Make sure to go right into the caves till your almost at the end to see the most of the glow worms. Like looking at the stars

  • Such a great place. Free to enter. You will need sturdy closed toed shoes as it's very slippery. A head torch is a must. If you are going any further than the first chamber you should have a caving helmet. Water is 12 degrees year round and up to a waist deep on an adult in the main system and chest deep in the stream entrance. Full of Glow worms and beautiful rock formations. The chambers do flood after heavy rain. We went in with an experienced caving instructor. They are not big systems but I can imagine getting lost easily if you head down one of the side chambers. Toilets and showers outside. Free camping for one night. Long grass but flat. Please like my review if you found it helpful.

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