Nikau Cave is one of the most beautiful glowworm caves in New Zealand, with thousands of glowworms and amazing formations. Nikau Cave is the best place to see glowworms close to Auckland.
Nikau Cave and Café is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, New Zealand. 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 from Auckland 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 9:30 am-4:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am – 5 pm, all year; please book for caving, and bring a full change of clothes. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26 December) and Good Friday.
How to find us: Please use the directions on our Locations page. These have been written with our expert local knowledge of the area and the conditions of the road. Relying solely on your GPS, smart phone or online maps can take you down windy, gravel, washed out roads, and may result in you missing your trip.