A natural and unmarked network of underground passages in Tongariro Forest.
Turn off SH47 onto John McDonald Road (a gravel road that can be rough). Veer left at the Pukehinau Road intersection, and continue to caves.
Only enter the caves with people who know them well as it is easy to get lost.
Heavy rainfall may result in rising water levels in the caves, which may cause them to flood.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.
|Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre|
|Phone:||+64 7 892 3729|
|Fax:||+64 4 471 1117|
State Highway 48
PO Box 71029
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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