Welcome to Ngarua Caves in Motueka, New Zealand
The Ngarua Caves are a series of limestone caves in the Takaka Hill range south of Abel Tasman National Park. The caves are located close to Takaka Hill's summit, adjacent to State Highway 60 as it winds its way over the Takaka Hill between Motueka and Upper Takaka.
Discover the stunning Ngarua Caves with its extensive and breathtaking variety of stalagmites and stalactites, also featuring an excellent skeletal display of the extinct moa.
Scheduled tours suitable for people of all ages are provided from the car park, please note the caves cannot be visited unattended.
Ngarua Caves contain a variety of cave formations along a comfortable walkway through the caves. Ngarua Caves is listed as one of the "101 Must-Do's for Kiwis"
Experience the Ngarua Caves then relax with a coffee/refreshments or bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular views of Tasman Bay and the surrounding Karst landscape. Also browse our souvenir shop with crafts by local artists.
- Open daily throughout summer.
- Cave tours are hourly from 10am-4pm.
- Bookings essential in the winter months (June-Sept).
- Price per adult is $30, for children aged between 5-15 it is $10 and under 5s are free.
- The user-friendly access to view the Ngarua Caves is suitable for all ages.
- Breathtaking stalagmites and stalactites.
- An amazing skeletal display of the extinct moa.