List of caves of New Zealand


List of caves of New Zealand

The following is a list of some of the more well known caves and caverns in New Zealand.

Not all caves have an official name as set by the New Zealand Geographic Board. The national caving association maintains maps of all known surveyed caves and the name is generally allocated by the group who first discovered the cave.

North Island caves

*Karamu Cave
*Kawiti Caves
*Mangaone Cave
*Nikau Caves
*Waipu Caves
*Many lava tubes and lava caves in the Auckland Volcanic Field, including:
**Cave of One Thousand Press-Ups
**Kitenui Cave
**Wiri Lava Cave
*Waitomo district:
**Aranui Cave
**Gardner's Gut
**Mangawhitikau
**Ruakuri Cave
**Waitomo Cave

outh Island caves

*Broken River Cave
*Cathedral Caves
*Cave Stream Scenic Reserve [http://www.doc.govt.nz/Explore/002~Tracks-and-Walks/By-Region/010~Canterbury/Cave-Stream/Index.asp (DOC entry)]
*Fox River Caves
*Honeycomb Hill Cave
*Maori Leap Cave
*The Metro
*Mount Arthur caves:
**Ellis Basin
**Nettlebed Cave
*Mount Owen caves:
**Bohemia Cave
**Bulmer Cavern
*Riwaka Resurgence
*Takaka caves:
**Harwood Hole
**Moonsilver Cave
*Te Ana-au Caves
*Xanadu Caves
*Babylon Cave

External links

* [http://caves.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/NZSS/LongestCaves List of New Zealand's longest cave systems]

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