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Rawhiti Cave Track

Packard Road, Takaka, New Zealand
+64 3-525 8026
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Awesome location

I thought I was relatively fit but found the track steep and hard going, especially since it had... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Heather G
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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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Great walk and lunch spot

We have a 11 and 9 year old who hadn’t seen a cave like this before...the walk was fun, with some... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Kenneth B
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“dry river” (4 reviews)
“up hill” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Packard Road, Takaka, New Zealand
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+64 3-525 8026
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"worth the climb"
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"dry river"
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"up hill"
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"viewing platform"
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"mini adventure"
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"sight to behold"
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"well worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"challenging walk"
in 2 reviews
"great walk"
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"golden bay"
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"stalactites"
in 7 reviews
"sweat"
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"footwear"
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"fitness"
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"grip"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I thought I was relatively fit but found the track steep and hard going, especially since it had rained recently. The cave is amazing and worth the trek, I just wish I had better footwear for the slippery walk back down.

1  Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We have a 11 and 9 year old who hadn’t seen a cave like this before...the walk was fun, with some challenge but nothing to tough. The reward being a beautiful site that had the kids speechless. Enjoyed our lunch and took it all in.

1  Thank Kenneth B
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The hike up to this cave was a challenge on a very steep and slippery narrow trail but it was definitely worth it. The cave was like none other I have ever seen with stalactites and stalagmites that seem to grow before your eyes. The...More

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Rawhiti Caves is an amazing natural feature and well worth a visit. The track up is well formed but a steady steep climb, so be prepared for some exercise! There is no signpost on the main road so watch for the Packers Road turning in...More

Thank Jason P
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

There are three stages to this review: 1-The trek up to the caves is long, hard, up hill and not for children or the infirm. I thought that I would injure myself, as it’s a real adventure and a real trek (think Indiana Jones). Not...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The trek up to the cave was challenging but I would do it over and over again. Wear appropriate shoes and take your time.

1  Thank lday21
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Great walk.Enjoyed thoroughly. Unfortunately had a 7 year old boy who was not to keen. Canes were a sight to see.

Thank funho57
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have been up the Rawhiti Cave about 20 times now and still enjoy it. - The 1st part of track is a nice easy walk up the valley alongside the dry river bed. - The 2nd part of the track is a steep track...More

3  Thank Debtless
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

A hard up hill track to a viewing platform in a huge cave with lots of cool formations. Worthwhile if you are up for it.

Thank brad p
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

What a trip or should I say an adventure. I must for the adventurest or how blogs. All up the river , then 1 hour treak up the hill. AND what a hill. BUT THE VIEW OFF THE CAVE IS WELL WORTH IT. TAKE PLENTY...More

Thank Chris R
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