Ngarua Caves

Ngarua Caves

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Mike Dw

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

$20 for an adult is real great value for a cave like this. The tour takes about one hour and you see real cool stalagmites. Really nice guide. Also see Moa bones inside. Take the tour and get a great coffee afterwards (not included).

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Matti Picus

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Well presented, very informative guide.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Leonie Brabers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Surprised this does not get more visitors. Beautiful subterranean display and enthusiastic guide.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Nico Eim

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

$17 per person, 45 minute guided trip through the caves, this area was also a film set for The Hobbit, part three.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Sebastian Schurchardt

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It was very interesting to get some general information about caves, stalactites and stalagmites. But it did not blow us away, although the guide was very nice. It was interesting to see some old Moa and Kiwi bones as well!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Guilaine Durieux

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place but too expensive.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Jan Suoboda

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place, you can touch everything. Nice guide.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in July 2014

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Kamil Benes

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful cave and also a great guide. It is not expensive and it is worth it to go there.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Elsa Bygrave

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Far better than I expected. Guide was excellent, some improvement of the steps etc needed.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ray Bygrave

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing experience, excellent guide.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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kamil Benes

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

It's good to be able to touch all the rocks in the cave. Very good guide.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Jackie and Brian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

No one else on a tour, so ran one just for us, very informative and beautiful caves but all felt a little rushed. Little expensive but cafe good value.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jessica Marling

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Very cool hike for all ages. Very friendly staff. $15 per person.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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maelstrom

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We weren't sure whether to do this and sat at the cafe next door debating it. In the end it was a case of 'Its only $15 each so lets just do it' and thank god we did. Very, very good tour, great formations and bones to look at and touch, friendly guide who knew his stuff and probably the best value you'll get for 15 bucks! DO IT, you will not regret it!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Curry

England

Ranking: 9/10

On the way to Takaka a beautiful cave system at a great price. Better caves than Waitomo although no glow worms.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Weez18

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We thought that it might be a bit crappy, but it was one of the best caves we have been in. Spectacular formations. The guide was very informative, personable, and welcoming. Brilliant experience. Lovely.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Kornelia Kirf

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beside the fact we were lucky getting a private tour the cave is worth visiting because of its beauty.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Victor Lewis

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Only NZD 15 for a 45 minute guided tour through these very interesting caves. Would recommend for a rainy day but may look to Abel Tasman if weather is nice.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Meriel & Paul Best

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Good commentary, enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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David D S

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fascinating place. Lots of stalactites and stalagmites. Not an activity for the unfit or the morbidly obese!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Pam Morris

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent operator. We were issued with safety hat and there is good lighting through the tour. Interesting explanations and history. Good facilities. We came away very impressed.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Mike Birks

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

An excellent guided tour by Kerry. Informative and interesting.Fantastic cave. This was my fifth visit!!!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Dominic Baron

Argentina

Ranking: 9/10

A really good cave to visit. Good commentary and very interesting.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Nancy Dol

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice experience, and quite special.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Jurgen Westphal

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Really great. One hour tour gave perfect explanations, you could touch some stones and listen to the caves.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Mum!

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Liked these caves the best so far - more of an adventure going through. Had to climb a ladder to get out!

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Heather

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Mike was really friendly and helpful.

Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in March 2007