Nikau Cave & Cafe

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1770 Waikaretu Valley Road , Waikaretu , Port Waikato
Hours of operation
9 am - 5 pm, 7 days.
Months of operation
All Year
Phone number
+64 9 233 3199
Guided cave tour and cafe, in a stunning limestone landscape only one and a half hours from Auckland. Great for a family day trip, group outings, business functions and meetings, serving fresh local food, great coffee roasted onsite and organic beer.
Nikau Cave is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, has thousands of glowworms and amazing formations, but no crowds. The 90 minute tour is personal and unhurried. Located on a working farm, the cave is 1km long with a stream running through it and is in its natural state. Most of the cave is open and spacious, except for a 12m length which must be crawled through. We provide a helmet and flashlight. A moderate level of fitness is required and a change of clothes and shoes with good tread. Surrounded by a river, the café is designed to showcase the stunning landscape. The seasonally inspired menu offers a range of fresh and locally produced dishes and drinks. Bookings are essential for caving.
$55 - 65 (Adult)
$25 - 35 (Child)
Proximity to Airport:
An hour and 15 minutes to Auckland International Airport.
Proximity to Town:
Our nearest town is Tuakau, which is a 45 minute drive. There are no petrol stations nearby.
Activity Duration:
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday and Matariki
Ample parking outside the cafe including room for campervans to overnight.
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