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Kawiti Caves

49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
+64 9-404 0583
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49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
49 Waiomio Road | Waiomio, New Zealand
+64 9-404 0583
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Reviewed today

Our guide was so great he was full of knowledge and was very funny too. It was an amazing experience and set in a beautiful area with a lovely little walk though some staked rocks. The whole place oozed history! a wonderful trip!!

Thank Odette I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Much better than Waitomo, knowledgeable guide, plenty of interesting facts. Glowworms look like night sky in the dark :) Take time to go through the bush walk too, after you finished the cave tour, hoghly recommended

Thank fanga607
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Outstanding area of natural beauty run by Chief Kawiti’s ancestors. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made our exploration an informative one. The glow worms here are constantly glowing unlike Waitamo albeit photography is not permitted inside so as not to damage them. This is...More

Thank SnorkellingHeaven
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s an fun and easy 20 minute walk in the Kawiti Caves to see some amazing worms. Apart from lots of beautiful worms, there are stalagmites, stalactites and a flowing water stream through the cave. Our trek was hosted by a friendly young local who...More

Thank Ian-Down-Under
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave was well presented and had easy access. Our guide was knowledgeable about the glow worms. The glow worms were easy to view and impressive. The nature walk through the rocks was impressive and easy to access.

Thank Sarah4Travels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Kawiti Glow Worm Caves on a shore excursion with Norwegian Jewel. The cave is beautiful and the tour through them was very well organised. Our Driver, Dave, kept us informed and entertained and after the caves we travelled to a Kauri forest for a...More

Thank Kate V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this place with my sister on our trip around New Zealand, just wanted to say it's perfect if you want to see glow worms without all the commercial fluff. It's a family run business with the manager having links to the Maori tribe...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place on our way up to Paihia and we weren't disappointed at all. It is a well run family business and the guides were great and very informative. The cave was easy to navigate via the installed boardwalk and special lights were...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a whim returning from Paihia and it was great. $30 per person got us entrance into the caves and a 40 minute tour. We were given a lamp to guide our way and the tour consisted of walking along a wooden walkway....More

Thank alpriest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cave is a family run business and has a very personal touch. Not at all touristy. We were lucky enough to arrive on a day where there were also little market stalls up.The tour was in a small group of about ten people and...More

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Anuj P
5 December 2015|
Response from glowormwhisperer | Property representative |
Hi there , thanks for your inquiry. Our caves are located 18 kilometres from the Paihia wharf. There are shuttle tour services that leave from Paihia wharf to our caves, they can be booked through the Bay of Islands I-Site... More
Cath B
14 November 2015|
Response from glowormwhisperer | Property representative |
Our tour will follow a 200m long wooden boardwalk inside the caves. There will be approx 40 steps up and down, with one step ladder with handrails approx 14 steps long. We have handrails all the way through. When you exit... More