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Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk provided by Mullarkey Tours

Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk

Kawiti Glow Worm Cave Tour & Opua Forest Walk
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
11
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66975P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Waitangi, New Zealand The tour departs from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at 9.30am. Cruise Ship passengers, please walk to the end of the jetty. You will see our sign (Bay of Islands Shuttles & Shore Trips) please check in there.Our contact number is 021 0277 3446. Non
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Waitangi, New Zealand The tour departs from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at 9.30am. Cruise Ship passengers, please walk to the end of the jetty. You will see our sign (Bay of Islands Shuttles & Shore Trips) please check in there.Our contact number is 021 0277 3446. Non
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waitangi
    Waitangi, New Zealand
    The tour departs from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club at 9.30am. Cruise Ship passengers, please walk to the end of the jetty. You will see our sign (Bay of Islands Shuttles & Shore Trips) please check in there.Our contact number is 021 0277 3446. Non
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kawiti Caves
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Waitangi Golf Club
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Opua Forest Lookout Track
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Sarah
Minneapolis, MN3 contributions
We had an amazing experience with Ken as our tour guide. He was fun to talk to and is very knowledgeable about the places we went. The glow worm caves are amazing and Ken has a great relationship with the family running the caves. The length of the tour and amount of time at each stop was perfect since we were cruise ship passengers. I highly recommend this tour for cruise ship passengers because you won't be just another number on their roster. Our travel partners booked through the cruise line they were delayed 2 hours and had to miss half their tour! Thanks again for an unforgettable experience!
Written 17 April 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, Many thanks for your review and kind words. It was a real pleasure showing you around the Bay of Islands.
Written 18 April 2020
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HRKCI
Scottsdale, AZ49 contributions
My husband and I booked this small group tour of the glow worm cave and the Opua forest walk. Both activities were highly informative, and led by experts. The family who own the property that the glow worm cave is located provides a very safe, thorough, and informative tour. It ended with a local haunting song sang in the cave. We then had a bathroom break in unusual sustainable locally built restrooms with a snack of local cream donuts. Delish! The final part of the tour was a forest walk, led by Stella, a local conservationist and expert on the forest, the trees and flora and the effects of climate change on the area. She was wonderful! This tour really was informative!
Written 10 March 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I will pass them on to all the people involved.
Written 12 March 2020
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Nic C
2 contributions
This was an excellent tour, from the friendly, informative and competent guide, Ken, to the spectacular caves and forest. Ken provided detailed information about the tour and place as he drove us from where our ship's tender dropped us to our 1st stop, the famous Hundertwasser Toilets. Yummy donuts were provided. Ken handed us over to the very capable hands of the Maori owners of the Kawati Glow Worm caves for a wonderful experience. Then it was off to the lush and beautiful Opau Forest. Some not so gentle uphill walking, but you can choose not to go all the way down! We recommend this tour to anyone looking for a half day tour of the area.
Written 20 January 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, many thanks for your comments, I really appreciate them.
Written 21 January 2020
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DaveR
1 contribution
We met up with Ken at the pier and started our tour promptly. As we drove towards the Opua Forest, Ken talked about the history and peoples of the area, very educational. We enjoyed the peaceful walk and sites through the Opua Forest, nice trail and not difficult. Next Ken drove us to the Caves where we joined another tour group. The Caves and Glow Worms were amazing. Overall Ken and the other tour guides were very friendly, courteous and informative. Ken dropped us off in Paihia where we soaked in the sights and shops. From there we took the free shuttle ride back to our ship.
Highly recommend this tour package for the smaller group size. We got lucky as there were only four of us. Keep up the good work!
Written 25 February 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, Thank you very much for your review. I really appreciate your comments.
Written 27 February 2020
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lampug
Essex, UK117 contributions
We stumbled across this local glow worm cave on our way to Paihia. We had a local Maori guide who was very proud of their Glow Worm Cave which had a family history behind it and made the tour even more interesting. The tour took about an hour and it was time well spent.
Written 31 March 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, Many thanks for your comments and feedback.
Written 1 April 2020
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Glenn M
6 contributions
We spent 4 hours of absolute bliss being hosted in Paihia with an exceptional tour of the Kawiti Glow Worm Cave and Opua Forrest Walk.

Ken, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to.

The time flew by and we will go back again. There is more to see and we will definitely want to have Ken take us around.

Thank you Ken for the most pleasurable experience we had in New Zealand!

PS: The free doughnuts were the best I've had in a long time and were the icing on the cake!! :-)
Written 20 January 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, I really appreciate your comments and am glad you enjoyed the tour. The donuts are on the way to becoming "world famous". I look forward to showing you more of the Bay of Islands in the future.
Written 21 January 2020
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njrubatt
1 contribution
These two activities were fabulous. We loved the Glow Worn Caves and our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. I would recommend this tour. The forest walk was very informative and our guide was wonderful. You could tell she loved her heritage and the forest. She shared very interesting information and made our walk very enjoyable. I would recommend this tour as well.
Written 5 March 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, I will pass on your comments to the guide who took you through the forest. Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback.
Written 6 March 2020
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reldridge2020
Murfreesboro, TN1 contribution
The overall trip was excellent, the guides and drivers were very good and knowledgeable. The glow
worm experience was a little over blown and over hyped in my opinion. The glow worms were very interesting but small and hard to see unless in very high concentrations. The forest walk was very
good as well, the old growth forest was impressive. Overall a very good experience!
Written 31 January 2020
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Companion795478
Hi Roger, Many thanks for your review. Myself and my team really appreciate your comments and feedback.
Written 1 February 2020
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_lmorshuis
Dunedin, New Zealand17 contributions
Family
Excellent glow worm cave tour. Loved the fact it was old kiwi styled operation and staff did everything from booking , making coffee and tour guide. Banter was casual and good hearted.
Would definitely recommend
Written 9 July 2020
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FrequentFlier600950
2 contributions
Ken met us right off the wharf at the yacht club. He was a friendly and informative guide and even provided bottled water. The caves were fascinating! We also enjoyed the Opua forest walk and deepened our appreciation of New Zealand's commitment to maintain and preserve their wonderful natural resources. The last stop at the bakery was a real treat!
Written 3 February 2020
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Companion795478
Hi, Many thanks for your review. It was a real pleasure showing your group around this part of New Zealand.
Written 4 February 2020
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Great way to spend an afternoon
Good tour, great wine and very helpful guide. Thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in the beautiful bay
DKHKiwiPom
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Wine & craft beer tasting tour
Very good tour, our driver was on time and shared lots of history as we drove between wineries, highly recommend ta
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A great time had by all
I arrange a tour for a group of people, some of who do not drink wine / are hard to please.. lol Reports came back
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Golfing Girls
A group of 6 went on your wine tour. What a great time we had touring around the area and the three tastings. The
professional2ourist
professional2ourist
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A great wine tour
I had a lovely day discovering the Northland wines. The tour guides and transport were excellent and I can thoroug
AlisonT864
AlisonT864
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Excellent Tour
This tour exceeded our expectations. Derek, our driver/host was friendly and informative. All three vineyards wer
candyvk2022
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Relaxing wine tour
We had a great tour with Ken on our New Years break. Very accommodating and lovely air conditioned van. My favourit
308mikaelam
308mikaelam
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A must do!
Had the best time! 100% will be coming back for another tour. Ken was so friendly and helpful. Ake Ake was super ge
mrdaviswhite
mrdaviswhite
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Cheers!
Great wine and food options. Very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful tour guides. Would recommend this tour.
ShanteePalmer
ShanteePalmer
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Awesome time
I must say we had the best time on this Wine tour, the Tour Guide was amazing and his knowledge of the area was fan
steveshirlviajeros
steveshirlviajeros
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Mullarky beer and wine tour
Absolutely fantastic. Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide and wine experts. A great way to learn what you lik
NyreeThompson
NyreeThompson
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Beer and wine tour
Ken was the perfect tour guide went up and beyond pick up and drop off to place of accommodation even took us to an
contrails2021
contrails2021
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Great Value - Great Day Out
Excellent tour and so much better than self-driving. By choosing this tour we saw and learned about places and eve
Sherpa50869417996
Sherpa50869417996
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Slightly disapointed!
While out guide Robin was excellent we were slightly disappopinted (considering the price) in the quality of the ve
amtiffen
amtiffen
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Big day Out
We found the tour well worth while. The commentary from Robin was excellent. Loved getting the history as we travel
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