Waipu Caves




It's hard to believe that a place with so much potential hasn't received more attention. The Waipu Caves area is definitely worth a visit, and you may even want to stay a while and put up a route or two.

bulletRoutes - over 40
bulletGrades - 12 to 20
bulletCliff Heights - 5m to 23m
bulletRock Type - Limestone
bulletProtection - Natural & Some Fixed
bulletGuide Book - Northern Rock


Travel north on SH1 towards Whangarei, just south of Oakleigh turn onto the Springfield Road and follow it for about 22km. Turn left onto the Waupu Caves Road and travel about 8km, when you reach the valley look for the reserve sign on your left.  To gain permission call Neil Boyd (09) 432 0650


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