Nikau Cave & Cafe

Guided cave tour and cafe, in a stunning limestone landscape only one and a half hours from Auckland. Great for a family day trip, group outings, business functions and meetings, serving fresh local food, great coffee roasted onsite and organic beer.

$45.00 - $50.00

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Nikau Cave is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland, has thousands of glowworms and amazing formations, but no crowds.

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The 90 minute tour is personal and unhurried. Located on a working farm, the cave is 1km long with a stream running through it and is in its natural state. Most of the cave is open and spacious, except for a 12m length which must be crawled through.

We provide a helmet and flashlight. A moderate level of fitness is required and a change of clothes and shoes with good tread.

Surrounded by a river, the café is designed to showcase the stunning landscape. The seasonally inspired menu offers a range of fresh and locally produced dishes and drinks.

Bookings are essential for caving.


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Physical address

Nikau Cave & Cafe, 1770 Waikaretu Valley Road , Waikaretu , Port Waikato, Auckland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9 am - 5 pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
An hour and 15 minutes to Auckland Airport - a great option for your last day
Proximity to town:
Our nearest town is Tuakau, which is a 45 minute drive. There are no petrol stations nearby.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $45.00 - $50.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Child rate for any child at school. Cave tour is not advised for children under the age of 7.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Norwegian YES YES

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