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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
+64 9-404 0583
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was so upset to have missed out on viewing the big caves down south but all that was thrown out the window yesterday when we got to see the family owned Kuwaiti caves.....our guide was a very proud young lady of the family & I...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are family owned caves. By guided tour, visitors walk on boardwalks in the caves and stop at 2 locations. With all lights turned out you can see thousands of glow worms on the ceiling of the cave. The life cycle of the glow worms...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as part of tour. I won't spoil the surprise just go. Despite what others have said; it was well organised and the staff were excellent, both witty and educational. It is an easy walk with a few tight spac3s but nothing beyond the...More

Thank Barrovian134
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came with a cruise ship tour to find a few people waiting to enter. The guides advised us to go up the bush track through the cave and out the entrance. Off we went 40 odd people up a wet muddy track and many steps....More

1  Thank Nik1855
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We had an hour or so to pass on a rainy day and a visit to these Kawiti caves seemed to be ideal in the time available. The visit was reasonable value and most informative. Glow worms aren’t found in many places - we understood...More

1  Thank W3Z
Reviewed 29 September 2017

There are no words to describe this magical place. The caves alone, millions of years old, are more than well worth a look. Then to see the glow worms on the roof of the cave, well thats another story! A nature lovers dream. The commentary...More

Thank Lee-Anne G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We weren't planning to go to these caves, but saw the sign and only being 1km off the highway "why not". When we met Karina and she told me it was $20 each l wanted to continue to Paihia, but my wife wanted to see...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track you'll find Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. This cave is filled with unique stories of the Kawiti family as well as the glow worms. Our guide - a Kawiti herself- was fantastic as she brought us through a short tour of the...More

Thank demund
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We pulled off the motorway to the Glow Worm sign and we were greeted by lovely staff and I was thrilled with the price... $10 for kids... for such a memorable experience on our way North. A nice visit, which didn't take too long along...More

Thank 723beachgirl
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Very reasonanly priced attraction with expert guide whose running commentary throughout the walk was informative and interesting. We were able to get up close to the glow worms, saw eels and other cave life. Toilet facitlties good :)

1  Thank thompsonmc2016
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Anuj P
6 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