We depart at 9am. Please don’t be late so as not to cause inconvenience for our fellow tourists.
Nikau Cave is one of the most beautiful glowworm caves in New Zealand, with thousands of glowworms and amazing formations. Nikau Cave is the best place to see glowworms close to Auckland.
The one and a half hour tour through Nikau Cave is personal and unhurried. It is great for family groups, social clubs, team-building exercises and wet days.
The walk to and from the cave is through a working farm and native rainforest. The tour follows the river which runs through the cave, this means feet will get wet. Most of the cave is open and spacious except for a twelve-metre length, which must be crawled through, some people will get their clothing wet in this section.
An experienced guide will lead you through the cave and will point out many interesting features and give you some background on their formation.
A wide variety of stalactites and stalagmites can be seen, including giant pillars, fine straws and flowing shawls. The cave has an abundance of calcite formations and many glow-worms. The glow-worms and their dewy threads may be studied up close. In the big, cathedral-like cavern they resemble the night sky.