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We took the approximately 1-hour drive from Auckland to explore the Whatipu Caves Track and had a great hike. The drive out was even interesting, taking you through some winding, hilly neighborhoods and giving you some nice beach views. Note that the last couple of...More
Even though Whatipu looks close to Auckland city, looks can be deceiving! I would allow 1-1.5hr driving to get there from the central city. And you will definitely need your own car. Getting to the hamlet of huia is easy enough but once you get...More
Gorgeous June day, lucky enough to have sunshine and no wind!
The caves and track were interesting and although pretty muddy, we were prepared for it (and didn't care!).
The beach was great to walk on...some sinky parts of sand, which was fun!
Camped here overnight after a beautiful walk along from Little Huia. The one thing you need to do is make sure you fill up with water at your last stop as there is no place to fill up. The caves are interesting and worth a...More
I think the reviewer talking about the glowworms is mixing this up with the Waitomo caves. I have never seen a guide here (been twice so far). No glowworms either although there is something on the roofs that reflects only if you shine your torch...More
Tour operator took us to a cave that hardly had any glow worms.
He changed the cave after he realised that the first cave where we were supposed to visit was crowded.
Even though we did not see many worms in the cave, the approach...More
The Whatipu caves walking tracks is a track that goes from the carpark to the camping area near the caves. The trail however does lead into several of the caves. The first and last one seem to go in deeper but it would require a...More