Explore the most popular Cave trails in New Zealand with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Jono Tarrant
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Kat Glass
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Hiking

This is normally a loop track not an out and back. (Though half was closed 05/07/20). Fantastic easy walk with a tonne to explore. Great photo opps.

Thales Trigo
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Aman Khubbrr
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Hiking

Not the very best But yeah heating the flowing water is a great experience

Tenz Ngatamariki
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Hiking

Good easy track, recommend

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julie pinson
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Easy walk to the caves , you can make a loop and return to the car park or keep exploring the area. The walk is easy and really nice because of the thousands of birds. the main cave is pretty safe , you always have natural light inside but better to have a torch obviously. Glow worms. If you start exploring it from the first sign you will have a "steep" entrance to get inside so it's better to go down than to escape from here :). Really muddy path from the exit that make it fun. I would recommend it even for childrens (5 to 80 yo).

Nick Darling
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Hiking

Great trail, it was pouring when I walked this track on a Saturday, held up well, I recommend hiking boots, I had no issues with grip however I met 2 other hikers in trail shoes who were finding it very slippery. Unfortunately the signage is all damaged and most are not able to be read at all. All in all great track with nice heavily wooded patches.

Trish Jones
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Hiking

Great track - lots of interesting things to see. Enjoyed going through the caves and looking at the rock formations.

Lior Azriel
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long tunle,nice view, perfect bring light

Joe Sharp
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——Found new/ish? access to the start of the track by going down double hill road——Really enjoyed this Trail. Path was pretty clear for most of it. Some sections are quite muddy and long bottoms would be good for the prickly bushes. Big day but all good if you’re a keen walker/runner. I started at around 10 and finished around 5-6 but I didn’t stop much and gave it a good effort. Lots of awesome views!! <3 12/06

Kira U.
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HikingMuddyRocky

Tolle Höle, lohnt sich auf jeden Fall! Waren zwei Tage nach Regen da und es war extrem schlammig, sodass wir vorallem für den Rückweg aehr lange brauchten, da man alle zwei Sekunden ausgerutscht ist. Würde ihn nicht nochmal nach Regen machen.

Marek Caha
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Hiking

Pretty slipery

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Gintaras G.
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Felix Tillmanns
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Hiking

Cave Stream Loop Track is a nice short diversion and a break from driving. Beautiful scenery

Sophie Shrimpton
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Christina Wells
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When you get to the car park you need to cross the road to get to the track. It is a very easy walk most of it is a flat gravel path up what looks to be like a long driveway. along the river, then after about 2k you can turn of and walk into the bush that has multiple tracks. The cave is amazing, definitely take waterproof/sturdy shoes if you intend on going through, it only takes about 1 minute to get through it. There is not a lot of room but it is easily manageable, take a head torch if you can. The river also looks like it would be a great swimming spot.

Christina Wells
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Enjoyed this walk, was very easy and quite quick. Plenty of shade from the trees along the path, the small cave/tunnel you walk through on the track is awesome, and the bigger one you can walk down into is even better, I'd advise bringing a torch so you can really see the cave for its natural beauty as well as the little critters that live in it (phone torches did not do justice). Part of the trail is still closed off but still managed loop without it.

Patrick Rousseau
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Hiking

Great trail including native bush, farmland and beach. It is accessible all the time, not only at low tide as mentioned in the description.

Andrew Dent
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Running

Good trial. Not difficult. First part alongside river, not very eventful. Cave worth visiting and going into ...mature Bush is great: easy run with nice downhill to finish

Diana Hornal
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This is a great hike with an easy trail to follow. A few inclines but a tidy track. Beautiful views.

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Eva P.
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not sure about marking this track as easy one. it's flat and ahort, but at least a little bit challengingg as you go through water, against the flow...you definitely will get wet and if the water in the first part is above your waist (normal level) don't go there as the water can have bigger power. For me really great experience which I enjoyed but I believe that if you are afraid of darkness or clautrophobic, don't go there. Also be prepared for cold water.

James Mullen
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Hiking

I’ve been in Queenstown for the last five days hiking, would love to come back and do this hike, there’s an endless supply of fresh springwater you would only have to carry enough food for the trip

Cam Long
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Hiking

Easy walk. Seeing good caves. There is a big cave slightly off track that you can go into along the creek. Best part of the walk. Must go.

Victor Loewen
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awesome cave, well worth the hike

John Pierce
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Fantastic views, some trails some asphalt, cafe’s to stop at enroute. As a tourist in NZ would definitely do again. Parked car on coast where 180 min free parking.

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