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Caves are Cool

I had been on a tour of the Caves as a child and it was just as awesome as I remembered! My 6 year... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
Excellent value to see spectacular caves

Spectacular caves! All groups go through with a guide, leaving every hour on the hour. A bit of a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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Main Road | Takaka Hills, Motueka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been on a tour of the Caves as a child and it was just as awesome as I remembered! My 6 year old cousin had a great time finding crystals with a flashlight. It is so beautiful down in the cave, although a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spectacular caves! All groups go through with a guide, leaving every hour on the hour. A bit of a windy drive to get there over the Takaka hill, but totally worth it. Small children would need to be carried - I probably wouldn't advise it...More

1  Thank tuesdaygrlnz
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Not often do I give an experience the excellent 5*'s but this one definitely deserves it! VALUE FOR MONEY (CHEAP!)! Pros * Perfect for families of all ages(as long as they can climb a ladder) * No small spaces, whole cave is walking friendly *...More

2  Thank Venture821050
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The tour through the caves is very amazing and very impressive! The guide is also very kind and can tell you a lot interesting informations about the caves, and the café was very charming with a great view! would definitely go there again!

1  Thank Leonie K
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This cave is on the top of Takaka Hill. Getting there you need to go through curvy road. The guided tour was great. The cave has a lot of stories. The view from the hilltop was great as well.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Loved every minute, when I asked my partner what he'd do again next time the only thing he said was this. We had a private tour (just lucky timing I guess), the tour guide was so lovely & talkative, she even sang in the caves...More

Thank KaylinC28
Reviewed 3 May 2018

which takes approx 45 minutes and when we visited started @ 10am and went every hour on the hour. a very informative guide who reacted well with the children in the group and had a true and lovely voice which she demonstrated in the cathedral...More

3  Thank Annfrew
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We’d been past these caves many times on previous visits to Abel Tasman, but assumed it was a tourist trap. Far from it. This time we tried it on advice from our car rental place, and because it was raining out. It was well worth...More

2  Thank Josie S
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

On the side of the main road to takaka lies a hidden gem. Hidden because you crouch through a secluded door to get in and come out of a trapdoor at the end! The tour takes you the full length of magnificent dry caves with...More

1  Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Awesome tour. Apparently the owner doesn't want to pump money in to have further scientific study. It's a travesty!

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10 April 2016|
Response from Aloha_Kiwifruit |
Situated on the Marble Mountain in the Takaka Hill range, a 0.5hr drive from Motueka on SH 60 towards Takaka and Golden Bay. (Main Road, Takaka Hill, SH 60, Motueka (towards Golden Bay), New Zealand)