While camping with friends this past week we decided to explore Waipu Caves. Like many places off the tourist track, the caves are free. They are also at your own risk, being undeveloped with areas of waist deep water or tight squeezes. (At least that’s what the information we read tells us, I didn’t go beyond my comfort zone.)
Waipu caves are located about two hours north of Auckland, New Zealand (about 15 minute drive from our camp site at Waipu Cove). Visitors are advised to check the past week’s weather as the caves do flood. They can be a destination on their own or part of a 4-5 day top of the North Island itinerary.
We have been in other caves, but I think these are my best cave photos as my Olympus OM-D camera, has ISO up to 25,600 allowing me to shoot without a flash. See what you think:
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- Underground Saltmines, Tunnels, Caves and Fun
- The Monkey God at Batu Caves, Malaysia
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