1770 Waikaretu Valley Rd, Waikaretu

Welcome to Nikau Cave & Cafe

Nikau Cave is one of the most beautiful glowworm caves in New Zealand, with thousands of glowworms and amazing formations. It is the best place to see glowworms close to Auckland.

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 closed for Good Friday and Matariki holiday.


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Caving Tour Info – what you need to know

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Photos of the caves and cafe

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Where to find us

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Coffee roasted onsite

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About us

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“This is an adventure with a treasure trove of beautiful limestone formations as the prize. And I’m a winner.”

Jim Eagles

New Zealand Herald

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

Daniel’s Story

7 years old

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