Limestone Creek Reserve Glowworm Caves

Limestone Creek Reserve Glowworm Caves

Follow a formed track down to the river. This track can be very slippery and rope handrails are installed to assist. Crossing the river heading to the right (upstream) the track leads past a small waterfall before the entrance to the caves appears. Don’t be fooled by the narrow entrance, the caves are expansive and lighting is sufficient on a clear day, although a torch will offer some assistance in finding your footing. While some have referenced glowworms in the day time, that wasn’t the case for my visit, could have been due to the ample light provided by a clear winders afternoon. At one point the track was a loop, but a log jam has blocked a narrow part of the canyon resulting in a return via the same track walk. 

Getting there. 

Following the Manawatu Scenic route, turn onto Table Flat Rd at Apiti. Table flat road turns to gravel ahead of the turn into Limestone road, which descends for a few minutes to the limestone caves. Parking is on the roadside.

Smiles Per Hr rating 4.5/5

Wildlife: 1/2

Scenic: 1

History / Points of interest: 1

Quiet / Relaxed: 1

Visit again: 1

Posted: Monday 25 July 2022