Clifden Limestone Caves

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4.9 from 25 users.


Explore the Clifden limestone caves and visit a fine example of a suspension bridge. View the stalactites and glow worms within the rare Clifden cave system. Warning: This cave system is subject to flash flooding. Do not enter during or immediately after heavy rain.Take two torches per person and spare batteries. Both a head torch and a hand held torch are recommended. Caves are approx 300m long. Wear sensible clothing and sturdy footwear as you are likely to get wet and muddy. The caves are often wet and the air temperature will be colder than outside. Wear clothes that are warm, even when wet, e.g. polypropylene or wool. Cotton clothing is not suitable. Beware of unstable rocks and low ceilings. Wearing a helmet is recommended. The caves are suitable for fit and agile adults and children aged 12 and older. No camping or overnight parking allowed.

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Lat: -46.01817 Lng: 167.741501

User Reviews



10 or 30 mins in cave. Shorter one is easy enough for pretty much every level of fitness. Longer walk includes pools and ladders



Very cool place ! Had to turn around at the deep pool. Great pictures to take and took my time exploring as I'm not a fan of confined spaces



No reviews for a while, thanks Covid. Did this with my boys and had fun. Didn't pass the water crossing but still a good experience. Shame everybody needs to write their name on the walls and the roof, but still saw some nice cave formations and glow worms. Bit tight in spots, pretty muddy and slippery, heed the weather and the advice on torches because if your light went out it would be challenging to get back out !!


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