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Reviewed 20 July 2020

On 6 January 2020 I visited the Kawiti Caves and had a guided tour.
Among other stories the guide told us about a extreme deep abyss in this cave. He spoke of 20.000 meters, and neither an unmanned submarine nor sonar could find the bottom. After the tour I asked the guide about this incredible story; and he answered, I would find confirmation in books and in the internet. I did so, and found nothing. A mail to the Kawiti family received no answer. A second mail 2 weeks later was ignored as well. So I sent a mail to the NZ Speleological Society, and a few days later I got the information:
„I can assure you that there is no great depth to this cave. It does not appear on the list of about 80 caves in New Zealand that are over 100 metres deep, and the total depth of the cave is probably less than 30 metres.“
So: if anyone wants to see glowworms here: well, there are glowworms in Kawiti cave. If you are interested in background information, don’t believe a word. You will be lied to and fooled.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank St_Glenn_905
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Reviewed 14 July 2020

Great experience really enjoyed our tour guide and his commentary loved the cultural side of it as well highly reccomended

Date of experience: July 2020
Thank aarsen f
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Reviewed 13 July 2020

We took a guided tour through these family-owned caves and were absolutely delighted with both the physical attractions and cultural history of this unique part of Waiomio in Northland. Our guide was Brandon and he was knowledgeable (I learnt something), funny and full of stories.
The milky way is an awesome sight. The caves aren't huge but they still offer fantastic rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites, and the worms give off a sparkling show. Would recommend you visit if you want to be entertained.

Date of experience: June 2020
Thank Barb J
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Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

Stunning sights of the glow worms. A short walk in, and just divine. A lovely family business, rich in culture and heritage. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: July 2020
Thank mellybones
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Reviewed 12 July 2020

Friendly and informative . Nice small groups.
Great for all ages. easy and simple
5 min from Kawakawa - best to book

Date of experience: July 2020
Thank Jan B
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