Welcome to Nikau Cave & Café

Blackboard for websiteNikau Cave and Café is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, New Zealand, and has thousands of glowworms and amazing formations.  The one and a half hour tour through Nikau Cave is personal and unhurried. It is great for family groups, social clubs, team-building exercises and wet days.

The beautiful café is the perfect place for a relaxing day trip or refreshing getaway.

We are fully licensed, serve coffee roasted onsite and a range of food and drink options.

We’re open Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am – 5pm, all year; please book for caving. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26 December) and Good Friday.


nikau4“This is an adventure with a treasure trove of beautiful limestone formations as the prize.”

    —  Jim Eagles, New Zealand Herald travel editor.

Read the article here.



“I loved the way the glow worms shone in the cave, and I loved the way the stalactites and stalagmites joined up together.”

—  Daniel, age 7.

Read Daniel’s story about his trip to Nikau Cave here.