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Great guide and exceeded our expectations!

We were lucky to be the only ones on our tour so essentially had a private tour for two! Our guide... read more

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Totally exceeded expectations

We decided to visit these caves with our children (6 and 8). We have been to Te Anau caves and... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to be the only ones on our tour so essentially had a private tour for two! Our guide was brilliant, he had only been working there for a month when we visited but he had clearly learnt lots and was so informative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to visit these caves with our children (6 and 8). We have been to Te Anau caves and Waitomo caves, which are much more popular caves, so didn't have high expectations. However, after walking through with our amazing guide we were blown away....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing journey through the cave with a very informative guide. Was incredible to stand in total darkness to hear the drips. The guide sang 'hallelujah' to show the acoustics..was incredible. Priced so cheap for the experience 😍

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very fortunate to have Chantelle as our guide through these magnificent caves. Her knowledge was first class and her explanations very easy to follow. She took the time to allow plenty of photographs to be taken and for less agile members of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter enjoyed her visit to the caves. However they are not accessible as they have steps and require scaling a ladder to exit. Disappointingly the cabin path was not smooth which made wheelchair access difficult and the accessible toilet was filled with paint cans...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We almost didnt stop here, but for a last minute decision to go down the drive way. I'm glad we did. Our guide Dave was fantastic. He knew his stuff and threw in a bit of humor too. $20 admission was more than reasonable. Take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth visiting. Old system of caves. Small groups and very good guide. We have learned a lot about formation and history of the cave. Kids loved it as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ngarua Caves are amazing, but the size of the tour is determined by the number of patrons who show up. Today the 11 a.m. tour was at least 40 people. This made it very difficult for the tour guide to be heard and to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 562grahamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient cave system nestles in the Takaka hill. Beautiful limestone and cave coral formations. Well maintained trails. Excellent and friendly guide. The view from outside the cave is amazing too. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 579irisx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something on a rainy day. This was perfect. Nice drive up the mountain. Easy trek through the cave with a small group. Friendly staff and nice gift/coffee shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Christinefraser
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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)
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