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Address: | Off Tumutumu Road, Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 1050
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Fantastic, day and night

This is a great walk during the day. A number of steps but not to hard. Well worth the walk but don't rush it. BUT THEN THERE IS AT NIGHT!! Out guide recommended doing the walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian R
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great walk during the day. A number of steps but not to hard. Well worth the walk but don't rush it. BUT THEN THERE IS AT NIGHT!! Out guide recommended doing the walk at night and boy he was right!! The glow worms were amazing and all over the walls of the trail. Amazing!!

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Papamoa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great short walk this one. I was a bit confused though with the natural tunnel viewing point and the signs to the car park. Bring a flash light so you can have a look in the cave. Cute tunnel you can walk through and you can see how the tubers come from the cave tubing. All and all a great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent walk through the native bush to see the river flowing into, through and out of the caves. The walk includes a tunnel, and quite a lot of steps, but is well worth it.

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Thank David A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our host told us this was NZ's best short walk--and I don't think there was much exaggeration. Amazing 30-40 minute free walk along tropical forest paths that become cantilevered wooden walkways high above the rush gorge below--most corners are through natural holes and small caves--keep your eyes open. The path diverts almost behind you as you turn a corner and... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this very easy walk. Only c. 40 minutes (with our 5 year old). Even with a little rain, it was very nice.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful walk with amazing views from waterfalls to caves its got it all. It's only a 35-45 minute walk and it's not all challenging so it's a walk everybody can do and I recommend that you go do it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick little walk but you get to go through some tunnels. Check out the sign at the start of the track to make sure you know where you are going. If you go at night you can see glow worms.

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Xi'an, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great free bush walk that has a hidden gem. Cave in the second loop has some hidden glow worms. Best go here on sun set. Moderate path, stairs 40mins max

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely Lovely. This is a walk we highly recommend, so glad we did it, suitable for all ages only takes about 20 mins to complete, just incredible.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Come after dark for a truly ethereal experience. Douse your torch and get your. Night vision going. You'll be transported.

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