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Kawiti Caves

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49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
+64 9-404 0583
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice area, great rock formations, no photos allowed in the cave itself not even on a tripod. $30 per person for half an hour.

Thank AndrewSwann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an awesome time visiting the Kawiti caves, the family whose land the caves are on where incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and informative. The tour was really interesting, we got a lot of background information about how the caves were found and the glow worms themselves....More

Thank Gerrie E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a number of glowworm experiences during our time in New Zealand, and this was among the best. It is a low investment in time and money, and the cave and the tour and the glowworms are all amazing. The explanation was our first...More

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience is well worth it. The price was good for what you got. The guided tour host was informative and interactive. A great experience for anyone heading up North

Thank tasha_moynahan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place after seeing a sign on the drive home from Paihia. What a great place with awesome staff. The tour was short but fab. Harry, our tour guide was awesome as and super knowledgeable. We were amazed with the glow worms...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

dropped here on our way back from Paihia. it was a sudden plan and we were really glad we did. our tour guide, she was very nice and very knowledgeable about the cave, told us about the history of how the cave was discovered. we...More

Thank Iris E
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The team at the caves were so friendly and knowledgeable about the glow worms - there was only our small group when we arrived but the tour went on with just the three of us and two guides. They provide little lanterns for you to...More

Thank xalx
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Great guided tour that lasts about half an hour, $20 for an adult. We had a great time, the guides are great and the glow worms are an awesome sight!

Thank Adam E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

These small caves allowed us to get up close to the magical glow worms at a fraction of the cost of the more famous locations, and without venturing out of our way. The guide was great, too!

Thank MWAW99
Reviewed 6 August 2018

At $30 was the dearest activity we did in the area. The brochure we had picked up said it was $20 and it wasn't till half way there when I was scrolling through the reviews I see it had gone up a few months ago....More

Thank Dawn H
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4 February 2018|
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Response from Barrovian134 | Reviewed this property |
I need both knees replacing and found it no problem at all. There a few steps and low hanging rocks but nothing too bad. Worth the pain.
Anuj P
6 December 2015|
Response from glowormwhisperer | Property representative |
Hi there , thanks for your inquiry. Our caves are located 18 kilometres from the Paihia wharf. There are shuttle tour services that leave from Paihia wharf to our caves, they can be booked through the Bay of Islands I-Site... More