St Benedict's Caverns

NZ’s Prettiest Cave (best speleothems)



Standard Rate $215.00 PER PERSON
Early Bird Rate $172.00 PER PERSON
Allow 4 hours

Imagine a huge underground chamber 100m long and 40m high - just bristling with stalactites; stalagmites; flowstone and all manner of wonderful natural creations. You gain access down a 60m shaft in two abseils.

Once down, the group makes its way along connecting passages until suddenly you've arrived...The main chamber is fabulous and the best part is yet to come. Clip onto a flying fox (zip line) that will zing you part way across the chamber.
After that it’s walking and clambering past even more unusual formations until reaching the exit stair. Pop out a round door right in the side of a hill and back into sunlight.

Departs Daily. (Except for Christmas & New Year’s Days)

Bookings are essential. The minimum number of participants is 3 (Three).

If you’d like to give it a go, you’ll have to be at least 12 (twelve) years of age.

Children under 15 years must be accompanied by their parent or caregiver OR a mature adult known to the child and aged 18 years or older.

All you need is comfortable “outdoorsey” clothes ( e.g. shorts and thermal top; NOT jeans), long thick socks (suitable for bush walking); and a smile! (We provide the overalls; boots and everything else). Check-in time is 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

Highlights:

  • Two Abseils total 60m
  • St Benedict’s Caverns – the main chamber is jaw dropping.
  • Zip line through the stalactites
  • NZ’s first “Hobbit Hole” in the side of a hill – preceeding the Lord of the Rings movies by over a decade. However as it happens this cave was used to collect sound for the movie trilogy.
  • Relatively gentle - a dry trip suitable for adults & children (min age 12 yr old)
  • An excellent teambuilding option
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1. Availability
2. Weather (very seldom an issue with this option)
3. Client suitability (See FAQs).
4. Operators Safety Management System – including its drug & alcohol policy.
5. At its sole discretion, the Operator reserves the right to reject anyone at anytime for any reason.
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