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Waipu Caves is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 0.2 mi Elevation gain 13 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Cave Muddy Rocky
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Just off Waipu Caves Road is a gravel lot with the entrance to the Waipu Caves about a hundred feet in. The cave itself is a muddy stream. Having a pair of tabis or water shoes would be ideal, plus headlamps. Towards the middle section, there are many glow worms, but if you traverse to the farthest back of the cave there are more. The area was a great example of karst and limestone.

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Sarah B
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Such an adventurous free caving experience! Bring your torch, close experience with glow worms! Navigate your way through cracks and water puddles!

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Tom Van Tiel
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Hiking

Short and fairly easy. Slippery when going through the water (about knee deep)

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Evi Vandeputte
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WalkingMuddy

Forgot headlamp so used phone which was adequate but not great. Am planning on coming back with back up footwear and lighting. Lots of families there the day we did it, great car park and shaded areas for lunch afterwards and bonus toilet! Excellent

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Steve Loison
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Hiking

Prevoir chaussure d' eau et non des tongs au risque de les laisser sur place. Accès simple mais faire attention à certains passages sur les roches. Ne pas oublier la lampe frontale. Comme indiqué dans les précédents commentaires ne pas hésiter à aller au fond de la grotte. Très bon moment sous le ciel étoilé de lucioles.

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Alain Perrière
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Ma grotte aux lucioles préférée. Prévoir chaussures pour aller dans l'eau, deux torches, un short. Rentrez et marchez dans l'eau. Allez à 100m ou plus. Éteignez. C'est magique. Gratuite et sans danger.

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Kent Duffus
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Muddy
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Pauline Westlake
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We went on track first and then did the caves great day

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Ella Difraya
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R Bly
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