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Ngarua Caves

Main Road | Takaka Hills, Motueka, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8093
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Unique caves

Fascinating to go into these unique caves made of limestone, the stalagmites and stalactites... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Impressive and large caves

I arrived expecting a small cavern but to my surprise found this to be a long cave system taking a... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
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Main Road | Takaka Hills, Motueka, New Zealand
+64 3-528 8093
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Fascinating to go into these unique caves made of limestone, the stalagmites and stalactites amazing. Very informative guide took us through, to see moa bones and other fossils as well as hear about the formation and view the coral like formations wonderful. To be there...More

Thank ElsaMiro
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I arrived expecting a small cavern but to my surprise found this to be a long cave system taking a good half hour or more to walk through. The state of preservation is excellent and many beautiful formations. The guide is extremely knowledgeable and friendly...More

Thank GlobalHiltonGuest
Reviewed 27 May 2017

It was a very rainy day so we thought a visit here would be a dry activity. We waited for the guided tour in the café. There were about 12 of us in the group which seemed a good size. The guide Ben was very...More

1  Thank Sheilambutcher
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We enjoyed this concise caves tour. I liked the geological explanations given by the guide. Also holding a moa leg bone. We were in a very small group as we were in the first tour of the day (10 a.m.) and arrived early to enjoy...More

Thank meimei44
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Cave was fantastic. Tour guide knew his stuff. Definitely worth the stop. Just a shame the lady at the counter seemed to think customers were an inconvenience. Too busy taking a personal call to serve us our hot chocolates properly or acknowledge the customers that...More

Thank 100kaylaw
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A little sceptical about this trip as we just stopped off for a coffee...superb coffee! However we did do it....fascinating 45 minute tour down cave an old river bed....lots to see and moa bones. Need good shoes and short ladder (quite safe) to get back...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was an interesting small cave. The trail through it is not for those with unsteady footing, the infirmed or very young children as you must climb a rather long ladder to get out. The moa bones were an interesting sight, and a leg bone...More

Thank yank
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Ngarua Caves is absolutely fascinating. Guide was brilliant, filled with knowledge. Well worth a visit and extremely cheap for what you get at only $20 for an adult and the walk through the caves taking 45 min and is a pretty easy stroll but not...More

Thank Carosh2014
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very well priced at only $20 per adult. It was nice to be in such a small group of only 6 people. Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes. The caves are beautiful. Walking through them is relatively easy...More

Thank genieNZ
Reviewed 3 March 2017

An absolutely fascinating cave tour and relatively cheap. The caves are situated 2000 feet above sea level and are amazing with numerous stalactites and highlights the area famous for it's high quality marble. The caves are illuminated in sections as you proceed on the tour....More

Thank WilliamRG2014
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