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.

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.

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.
Cancellation policy:
Please advise if you decide to cancel your booking as your cancelation will affect other people booked in your group. If you are running late please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

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Opening times

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

Language support

  Written Spoken
Norwegian YES YES

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