lovely change from the beaches.Nice drive viewing the country. Beautiful lime stone rocks.
This is only a 30 mins trip along SH1. If you'd like to look inside the caves and see the glow worms then you'll need to bring a light. If you want to go deeper into the cave then you will get your feet wet, these dry quickly though and it's well worth it. I am a caver from way back, so if you…
From the caves, a 2-km walk leads you through a picturesque karst limestone landscape across farmland and regenerating bush to a point where you can take in the magnificent views. Within the entrance to the caves themselves, you will find stalactites, stalagmites and glow worms. The Waipu Caves…
Waipu Caves is only 6km up the road from Ganeden. It offers a walking track with beautiful scenery, a lovely picnic spot and of course there are the stunning caves!
“Admire the beauty of the Whangarei Falls. Take a walk around the loop track to admire the falls from every angle. ”
“There is a visitors centre with a module of the entire set up, and shows you how it all operates.”
“Waipu has a proud Scottish heritage where you can learn the stories of the early settlers of the area in the Waipu Museum. Not only that, the museum has displays on some of the world’s greatest migrations of the Scottish Highlanders who travelled to Nova Scotia, Australia and then Waipu. There’s also information on heritage trails where you can visit more historic sites around the town.”
“Great beach for kids, adults and surf a small park for kids and licensed cafe across the road for adults 15 minute drive.”
“World class.museum right here in the Kaipara, honestly, it's that good. interesting to see what the local Dalmatian people, Maori amd early settlers went to to get the amber gold..Kauri gum..must do.”