Abbey Caves

Point of Interest

5 from 6 users.


Abbey Caves Rd, Whangarei, North Island.


The Abbey Caves Reserve comprises of naturally sculptured limestone outcrops, bluffs, enclosed depressions, sink holes and three significant caves, Organ, Middle and Ivy. Access is over a steep wooden stile and down a series of box steps onto a circular walkway of mown grass. The three caves are signposted and lie just off this walkway. Look out for waymarks, which help identify the walkway. There are a number of step stiles over internal fences. Only experienced cavers should enter underground, as there are risks from rapidly rising water and roof falls. The Organ Cave entrance is dangerous due to a roof fall. It is not recommended to go alone. Take a torch, sturdy footwear and prepare to get wet.

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Lat: -35.707433 Lng: 174.353576

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Marie Vincent

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The access to the caves is not easy. Only go if in good shape and not alone. Also, be very careful. 2 cars got broke into just before I got there. Don't leave any valuables in the car and hide your things in the trunk.



Amazing ! We did just Organ cave, the access is not easy. The rocks are slippery. And you need to put your feet in the cold water. But it's wonderful.


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