Waipu Cave

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Heidi
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2022
The glow worms and rock formations were really cool. Make sure you bring shoes you don’t mind getting wet or jandles. There is shallow water to walk through it ranges from ankle height to knee height depending on how far in you go. Well worth it.
Written 30 April 2022
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luxcam2022
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Feb 2022
These caves are really nice, but there are a few drawbacks, firstly its quite a long way down a metal road that is a bit rough but OK in a car. Secondly it is no good going in with track shoes and long trousers, you need gumboots or shorts with reef shoes or something similar, and very very importantly a good strong torch EACH. Don't let this put you off, because when you go in you see lots and lots of gloworms, without an admission change, just be careful how deep the water is. If you are prepared you will enjoy the caves
Written 1 March 2022
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Paige
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Incredible. So much to explore. Be sure to wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet and muddy, and wear shorts too, the water comes up to your thighs in parts of the cave, depending how far in you want to go. The best glow worms we saw, were just before you have to crouch down and wade through the water. We wore head torches which was really helpful, as it can get very slippery in parts so it’s best to have your hands free.
Written 30 January 2022
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app63
Christchurch, New Zealand22 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is a "must visit." Even before you get into the cave it's stunning. Native bush and huge limestone rocks outside are impressive. We only had a small torch and going into the cave was quite slippery in the dark so watch your footing. There was quite a lot of very shallow water to walk through too but some kids had bare feet so it's not too challenging. Can't believe this cave is free. The stalactites, stalagmites and limestone formations are awesome A camera with a better flash than ours would capture the magic maybe a bit more effectively than ours!
Written 20 April 2021
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Lania L
4 contributions
Mar 2021
Easy to find, 20 mins from Waipu. Gravel road, so drive slow (also, possums at night so slow down to avoid hitting them!!), easy 5-10 min walk. Worms can be seen day or not, but nighttime was brilliant. Take a torch (phones worked fine for us). Go further left in the main cave (wear solid shoes and be comfortable navigating slippery rocks) to see more worms!
Written 23 March 2021
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Katie D
Brighton and Hove, UK375 contributions
Apr 2020
When you get to the entrance take your shoes off and have a paddle, find a nice place to sit, turn your torch off and look up to see the glow worms
Written 3 February 2021
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Tambonz
Waipu, New Zealand827 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Yep it's a cave. Don't go when it's wet as it takes you over some wickedly wet ground which you will sink into.
Once in the cave it's big and pretty awesome.
Written 21 November 2020
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JUPANDMUP
Auckland, New Zealand226 contributions
Sep 2020
Great meal and coffee just across the road from the Camp. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a great choice of menu.
Written 18 September 2020
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Chris D
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand265 contributions
Aug 2020
worth a visit but pick a better day than we did it is a sunny day experience . water was rising while we were in the caves
Written 14 August 2020
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Watts2311
Tauranga, New Zealand9 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Absolutely loved this experience. I was recommended to go here by a local and I’m so glad I did it. Drive down gravel road for 10 mins, Fairly big car park with a public toilet & free overnight camping option for self contained. Enter through the cave as seen in the picture, walk across the stream to the left and follow it through. Quite an easy walk through the cave, don’t have to go too far to see the glow worms. highly recommend taking a head torch for ease, if not I used my phone light, worked fine to see where I was stepping. I wore wellies and friends wore trainers - wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet as you walk through about 2/3 streams inside to cross over.
Shortly after us there was a guided group going through about 1pm so made us feel at ease that we weren’t alone and going along the right track.
100% do this!!
Written 5 July 2020
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