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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Kawiti Caves. Our guide was a charming girl who told us all about the history of the caves and explained the lifecycle of glow-worms in an engaging and interesting way. Very enjoyable!
A wonderful experience, the guide excellent and very knowledgeable, fascinating to listen to. We also liked that he had a sense of humour and knowing there were aussies in the group had a few friendly digs ( like we do with kiwis) To experience this...More
A very well led tour of the glowworm caves, which have remained in the family for generations. It's great to be supporting the family run cave tour business. Our tour guide was a great story teller which made for such a good experience. Thoroughly enjoyed...More
A fantastic place for everyone to visit, With recent renovations its changed since my last visit, its so much more professional now but still has that "family feel" about the place. The young staff are very knowledgeable and run a great tour with a wonderful...More
the most romantic place i took my wife on for our honeymoon being origanlly from that area i felt a massive reconnection to the upper north region where my ancestors are from also .thanks to the beautiful stories told by our guide harry getting deep...More
These family owned caves are a refreshing retreat from overcrowded tourist sites. But only if you get there early at opening. The caves are very interesting and the tour guides are informative and very friendly. Also, take the Bush walk outside of the caves when...More
If you don't have a chance to get to Waitomo, these caves might suffice. They are family owned and provide Maori performance, tour of caves, and an optional small bush walk return to the entrance. Stella Schmid (her name hides a proud Maori underneath) of...More
It does feel like you are in a crowd - a lot of simultaneous tours, packed close together, running into each other on the single walkway in and out. But if you want to learn about the glow worms, and see them, it is well...More
Before our trip to the far north we actually weren't aware that these caves existed. But around a half-hour from Paihia, and we were there. We had an amazing, very knowledgeable, young tour guide, Kohu, who really impressed us. Both the children and ourselves really...More
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
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 email email@example.com or phone +64 9 4027 345. We run tours throughout the day from 9am to 4pm, and tours usually leave every 20 minutes. Hope to see you soon, kind regards, Kawiti Caves