Mangaone Caves Track

Mangaone Caves Track, Wairoa: Address, Phone Number, Mangaone Caves Track Reviews: 4.5/5

Mangaone Caves Track
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patliz22
Wairoa, New Zealand5 contributions
Difficult, steep access to caves.
Sep 2019
Visited with teenage grandkids but didn't go in caves because access too steep and difficult for 70+ year old and grandkids wouldn't go alone.
Written 12 January 2020
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Daisey_lovers
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand18 contributions
Mangaone caves
Jul 2017 • Friends
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.
Written 16 July 2017
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Peter M
Paraparaumu, New Zealand305 contributions
Typical New Zealand
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 to far.... but the whole trip there is quintessential Kiwi and if you can take the detour and this little trip
Written 29 April 2017
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ekim60286
Lahaina, Hawaii26 contributions
Beautiful
Feb 2017 • Couples
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.
Written 15 February 2017
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Tim W
Wellington, New Zealand29 contributions
Lovely. Dark. Bring torches.
Jan 2017 • Family
Quite steep access track that flattens out to a countryside stroll. Cave is dark with ladders and steps already there.
Written 15 January 2017
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EastlandMotorLodge
Gisborne, New Zealand12 contributions
Cave exploration at its best
Jan 2016 • Family
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 around the area but you would need a guide and special climbing equipment to navigate through.
Written 16 December 2016
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Draco_Malfoy
Napier, New Zealand85 contributions
Lovely little cave
Dec 2014 • Friends
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 itself isn't overly big, and has quite a bit of silt/mud so wear shoes you don't mind getting a little dirty. There are two ladders leaving up to little caverns, which weren't as accessible as I would have hoped for. One had a hole at the top, which only one tall member of our group could get across. The other also needed a bit of maneuvering to get into. Probably better suited to taller people, but you can still get a nice view from climbing up the ladders and having a look. There are some lovely rock formations in the rock, especially when you climb up to the top of the ladders. Just remember to bring a decent torch. You will definitely want a camera as well. Overall, a nice walk if you are up that way. Would be good to visit if you have never been in a cave before, just don't expect anything large and spectacular like Waitomo.
Written 30 December 2014
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Pounamu-s
Hamilton, New Zealand193 contributions
A small cave in a beautiful setting
Nov 2014 • Family
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.
Written 6 December 2014
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Xunliang_Lin
Singapore, Singapore331 contributions
Fantastic views along the walk, better than the cave itself
Jun 2014 • Friends
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 of Morere Springs. Wairoa. About a 30 minute walk to the caves one way, it is a nice cave to get into. With steps descending in, it isn't too hard to do. Bring booties if you're afraid of getting muddy shoes. The walk to the cave isn't easy as its a steep climb up a hill, with poo all over the place. Do it as a little stopover when driving from Gisborne to Lake Waikaremoana.
Written 7 June 2014
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