Welcome to Nikau Cave & Café

Book your glowworm caving adventure close to Auckland 09 2333199

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.


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.