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Mangaone caves

We loved the caves although it was hard to find the track initially. The walk was enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Typical New Zealand

It's an easy 15mins of the main highway on gravel, then the fun begins: a very steep climb followed... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Peter M
Gisborne, New Zealand
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15 Jul 2017
“Mangaone caves ”
28 Apr 2017
“Typical New Zealand”
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Mangaone Road | Morere area, Wairoa, New Zealand
+64 6-869 0460
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We loved the caves although it was hard to find the track initially. The walk was enjoyable, through a scenic track along the property. The caves had a staircase down into them. Caving equipment is essential.

1  Thank Daisey_lovers
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

It's an easy 15mins of the main highway on gravel, then the fun begins: a very steep climb followed by a trek through sheep paddocks take you to the entrance. The caves themselves don't seem to be anything that special but then we didn't explore...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very steep at the beginning of the hike. When we got to the caves it was well worth the hike. We are a little bit older and not in shape but made it.

1  Thank ekim60286
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Quite steep access track that flattens out to a countryside stroll. Cave is dark with ladders and steps already there.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 17 December 2016

If you are into caves and glow worms then this is a must. The main cave guided by the local council is good for all the familiy and has staircase built in side to climb in and out. There are a larger series of caves...More

Thank EastlandMotorLodge
Reviewed 30 December 2014

The walk up to the cave is about twenty-five minutes through farmland, and is reasonably steep for the most part. However the views you get along the walk are lovely, and it is nice to take your time up and enjoy the view. The cave...More

1  Thank Draco_Malfoy
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The Mangaone Cave is more about the trip than the destination. Set in a beautiful valley at the top of a very steep hill; it is a small and quite silty/muddy cave. Bring a tourch to explore but do not expect Waitomo.

1  Thank Pounamu-s
Reviewed 7 June 2014

If you're into caves, great scenery and a dirt road. This is the place for you. 40 km from Wairoa, 6 km up the narrow, winding and unsealed Mangaone Valley Road. Turn off SH 2, approximately 4 km north of Nuhaka or 5 km south...More

1  Thank Xunliang_Lin
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