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Address: Street SH1, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Maori leap cave tour. Caves Kaikoura.

I've driven past for years and finally stopped in. Enjoyed the talk and tour with Bary our knowledgeable and engaging guide.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
JulieBlenheim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I've driven past for years and finally stopped in. Enjoyed the talk and tour with Bary our knowledgeable and engaging guide.

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1 Thank JulieBlenheim
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We have driven past the cave on the way up and down the Kaikoura Coast many times but this time decided to stop and investigate. So glad we did! It was well worth the visit. Alastair our guide was knowledgeable and informative. A memorable visit and well worth the $25 entry fee

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

What a fascinating 45 minutes. Our guide Barry was a wealth of knowledge who delivered such a great commentary full of facts and wonderful humor that kept you engaged the whole time. Who knew there was such a hidden gem in Kaikoura. Well worth taking the time to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Well worth the stop, the tour is about 45mins and very reasonably priced. Our tour guide Nick was a great down to earth kiwi bloke, it was just my partner and I and he was easy to talk, very knowledgeable and had plenty of jokes. The cafe is also nice and does excellent coffee

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Having driven past this site hundreds of times over the years we decided to do the tour while staying in Kaikoura for the weekend. We were both impressed by the cave and the tour guides knowledge.

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1 Thank TLC181
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I took my 2 grandchildren age 4 and 6 years and was really surprised at how well the guide held the interest of the children throughout the tour. He was most informative at a level easily understood. The caves were absolutely fascinating with most beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. The history of the caves was most interesting and the guide provided... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We went on a guided tour of the Maori Leap Cave with Nick, our guide. This is a fascinating cave with some formations that are only found in a couple of other caves in the world. I am a little claustrophobic but the height of this cave made it a comfortable experience and the walk through was very easy. Nick... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This is a really personal tour. It was only our family in the cave so you can go at your own speed and ask all the questions you like. Our guide was obviously very enthusiastic about the cave. It is one of only three sea caves in the world so there are many unique features. The kids loved the fact... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. Barry the tour guide clearly loved his job and told us a lot of interesting stuff while keeping a sense of humour. Recommend to others.

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Thank MirrinK
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Awesome tour, our guide Nick was a wealth of knowledge and pointed out a lot of interesting rock formations, the stalactites and stalagmites were beautiful, can't believe how many times I've driven past this wonderful place and not known about it.

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