1770 Waikaretu Valley Rd, Waikaretu


Glowworm caves. Day trip from Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Nikau Cave is one kilometre long, has a stream running through it and is in its natural state. The tour departs from the café and usually takes one and a half hours and you will need a full change of clothes. 

Tour Overview


The minimum group size is two people. The maximum group size is 10 people per guide – larger groups will be divided between several guides.

Please book cave tours in advance to help us schedule our tours and coordinate guides.


Cave Tour:

Adult:    $55 *

Child (Still at School):     $25 *

EFTPOS is available, but we do not accept Credit Cards.

* Please note there is a minimum trip charge of $130. Therefore, if there are only two people it is $65 each. If there is only one adult and two children it is $60 for the adult and $35 for each of the children.


We provide you with a helmet and a flashlight. Headlamps are not recommended.

You need walking shoes with good grip that you do not mind getting muddy.

We recommend you bring a full change of clothes.

Clothing and footwear can be hired by arrangement.

We do not allow any cameras on the tour.

General Information

A good level of fitness is required.

The cave tour includes a twenty-metre section which must be crawled through.

The tour follows the stream which runs through the cave which means feet will get wet.

If you have any concerns about the physical requirements or you have a medical condition or history of claustrophobia, please discuss this in advance with one of our guides.

If anyone in your group has any special needs, such as physical, intellectual or sensory, please tell us so we can tailor to your needs. We would appreciate your cooperation with this, both for our guide planning and organisation of our group composition, so that everyone can get the most out of their tour.

The recommended age limit is 7 years old, however children from 5-7 years will be considered at the discretion of the guide, please discuss this with us when booking.

If there is only one adult with your group the oldest child needs to be at least 14, this is a safety requirement. If you are unable to bring another adult or older child please talk to us as you may be able to join another group.

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09 233 3199