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Kawiti Caves

49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
+64 9-404 0583
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49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
+64 9-404 0583
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We weren't planning to go to these caves, but saw the sign and only being 1km off the highway "why not". When we met Karina and she told me it was $20 each l wanted to continue to Paihia, but my wife wanted to see...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Off the beaten track you'll find Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. This cave is filled with unique stories of the Kawiti family as well as the glow worms. Our guide - a Kawiti herself- was fantastic as she brought us through a short tour of the...More

Thank demund
Reviewed 1 week ago

We pulled off the motorway to the Glow Worm sign and we were greeted by lovely staff and I was thrilled with the price... $10 for kids... for such a memorable experience on our way North. A nice visit, which didn't take too long along...More

Thank 723beachgirl
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very reasonanly priced attraction with expert guide whose running commentary throughout the walk was informative and interesting. We were able to get up close to the glow worms, saw eels and other cave life. Toilet facitlties good :)

1  Thank thompsonmc2016
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I can't say I was holding my breath for anything special however I was blown away with the glow worms. This family run cave have tours which are fun, informative and excellent value. There was some maintenance work going on so we got to walk...More

Thank BalernoBear
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I sadly dont remember the guides name as this was many days ago and so many great adventures in NZ but i can say that he was great and so-so good in his job explaining lot of things in a very fun way etc. Not...More

Thank Max E
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Do you want A) an intimate and up-close experience with glow worms where it is just you and an experienced guide or B) do you want to jostle with hundreds of other tourists and pay five times as much and see a lot less? If...More

4  Thank mafarmerga
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were planning a New Zealand cruise, and it became clear that seeing a glow worm cave while in New Zealand was a must-do activity. I researched both the Waitomo Glow Worm Cave and this one, and had decided we'd do the Waitomo caves when...More

4  Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visiting these caves was a favourite experience for the family. We enjoyed hearing the stories of the glow worms told by our informative guide. It was fascinating hearing the family connections and learning about the Maori culture . The tour was very personal. Our guide...More

Thank Kla04
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Well worth a visit if you are going past. Small cave with safe board walks, still owned by the same family for a couple of centuries, lots of glow worms. Very informative guide for the 30 minute walk. Lovely picnic area.

Thank lees42
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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
Cath B
14 November 2015|
Response from glowormwhisperer | Property representative |
Our tour will follow a 200m long wooden boardwalk inside the caves. There will be approx 40 steps up and down, with one step ladder with handrails approx 14 steps long. We have handrails all the way through. When you exit... More
Joanna W
7 November 2015|
Response from glowormwhisperer | Property representative |
thanks for your inquiry. Our caves are located 18 kilometres from the Paihia wharf where the cruise ship tender docks. There are shuttle tour services that leave from Paihia wharf to our caves, they can be booked through the... More