Ngarua Caves

Ngarua Caves, Motueka: Address, Phone Number, Ngarua Caves Reviews: 4.5/5

Ngarua Caves
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Kiwi Traveller
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions
Apr 2022
This was amazing! We had driven past a couple of times but decided to stop this time and were not disappointed! The cave is incredible and our guide (I can't remember her name but was from Mexico) was so knowledgeable and was passionate about the history of the caves and geology etc. It was real value for money. Usually you would pay a lot of money to see these things but this was cheap. Well worth the stop and the view from the end of the cave is incredible. Definitely put it on your "to do list".
Written 16 April 2022
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Des J
Hamilton, New Zealand48 contributions
Feb 2022
A wonderfully laid back tour including moa bones and spectacular limestone and marble formations. Our guide was great and the coffee afterwards while soaking up the view of Golden Bay was refreshing.
Written 7 March 2022
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Robert E
Carterton, New Zealand35 contributions
Mar 2022
I had only heard about this from word of mouth and almost missed it it's sign posting was so bad. It is off the Golden Bay lookout at the top of the Takaka hill. We drove down out of curiosity and as the tours were only approx 45 min long and every hour so we went. Our guide was a hive of knowledge and presented it in a very interesting way. The only way I could describe the experience was it was like being in a cathedral it was so amazing. I had plenty of time to take photos. It was truely well worth the time to take this amazing experience.
Written 3 March 2022
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KiwiRoadrunner
Auckland Central, New Zealand220 contributions
Feb 2022
The only way to see the caves is via a guided tour. They run every hour or so (possibly every half hour in summer - best call) and take about 45 to 50 minutes.
The guide was very fun and informative and made the caves come alive with his knowledge and stories.
The temperature in the caves is roughly 11c so make sure to bring something warm (if you forget, they do have a couple of spare jackets you can borrow).
Be prepared to climb a ladder to exit!
Great views on offer - but stay on the track (the guide will explain why!)
Written 6 February 2022
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Becky T
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Would definitely recommend going to Ngarua Caves. Tour guide was very friendly, interactive and knew all about the history of the caves. Our kids, 7 and 5, thoroughly enjoyed the experience and so did we. Felt very magical. Would definitely recommend.
Written 17 January 2022
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jwhite6
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
The cave was a great experience for our kids who enjoyed it and learnt a lot. The only downside was the guide who seemed to be in a hurry and pushed us through the cave quickly even when we hadn't finished in that section
Written 17 January 2022
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Nathaniel F
Christchurch, New Zealand81 contributions
Jan 2022
We loved the caves! Bring a warm coat it is cool in the caves, but we were all fine in jandals. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun and the tour lasts about 45 minutes which goes so so fast. You can take photos just not video, which didn't bother me, the cave doesn't move.
Written 15 January 2022
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Ben J
Nelson, New Zealand58 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Tours went every 30 min on the day we went. Had to show vaccine pass to be eligible. 25 dollars per person. Hard hat provided. We had a kiwi guy show us around. Very cool dude with a lot of information to share about the caves and also some other new Zealand questions.
Without giving too much away what happens inside. I'll say the cave is pretty cool inside and well worth the visit. We had a group of 4 and the guide. Took us around 45 min to complete.
Written 3 January 2022
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ekf36
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wow what an awesome time we had at the caves this afternoon 😊 my partner and I went and were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour with the amazing Lee. She was super lovely and very knowledgable about the caves and the surrounding area. If you are lucky enough to go, ask her to sing in the middle of the caves, her incredible voice bouncing off the huge cave walls was beautiful! Thanks so much for having us we really enjoyed ourselves 😊
Written 14 July 2021
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Glenys S
New Plymouth, New Zealand8 contributions
May 2021
What an amazing experience. A wonderful tour leader who was so friendly and informative. A highlight of our holiday.
Written 19 May 2021
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