Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang...

Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk

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Jared Cordner

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Incredible walk, lots of fun with river crossings and a stunning setting.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Sue Milne

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely walk, good underfoot, i.e pathway and steps where necessary. Timings were spot on for holiday makers, ambling with a camera.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Diego Casanova

Chile

Ranking: 9/10

Easy and a little muddy track. Two hours return including the cave. Nice walking through the forest and river to finish with an amazing and big cave entrance. Easy and beautiful cave to explore. 100% recommend.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Dylan Dorman

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

I have been in New Zealand for eleven months and love my DOC walks. This was my favourite, the cave at the end was amazing and the walk itself was challenging, rewarding and diverse.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Austin Jurgensmeyer

United States

Ranking: 10/10

FREE! For an amazing cave I cannot believe this is free. It is a steep one hour hike to the coolest cave we have seen in the South Island.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Stephen Timko

United States

Ranking: 10/10

One of our favourite walks in New Zealand. Lots of river crossings (thigh-deep), well marked and the overhang is stunning!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Annika Pauly

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Highly recommended. Reminded me of 'japanese waterfalls'. A 10 minute walk to these falls.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sarah Boettcher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice and easy walk through the bush next to a river, walk duration is about 1 to 1.5 hours (one way). Take a torch with you and wear good footwear and be prepared to get wet feet. At the end of the track you can walk as deep as you want into one of the two stalactite caves (the left one). Really amazing!!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jan Penicka

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Cave was a little bit flooded at the end but it was an amazing place to go.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Konstantin Bücheler

Ranking: 10/10

Hard to get there, but the cave is amazing and there were no other people.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Helena

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Rewarding at the end. A big cave out of nowhere in which you can go into for a few metres. However, look out for the slippery rocks.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Markus Delinsky

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The most beautiful walk so far, a lot of river crossings that make the walk exciting. You will get wet!! Free! There is even a toilet in the middle of nowhere!!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Philip Schumann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice cave, some beautiful formations, very steep and slippery approach, bring headlights, gets wet further in.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jeroen Suijlang

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome track and caves were great! But hard track and two big river crossings.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Penny Lee

England

Ranking: 6/10

Rated as a medium track, found difficult and dangerous, two large river crossings and lots of very slippery ricks on a steep incline, needs maintenance. Caves incredible but dangerous.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Angelika Bottcher

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent adventure! It should be explained in the official information book, that you have to cross the river twice in knee deep water. You need to be fit and in good shape. It is a hard track not only moderate.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Reinhard Boettcher

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk through the bush. In the Rankers app for mobile phones it is called a "moderate walk" but with the river crossing and the steep and slippery sections on the rocks it should be called a "hard walk" We enjoyed it very much.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Ann Shackleton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

The start of this walk was lovely but the second river crossing was too much for us - the first one ended in wet undies so we turned back. It hadn't rained that much so perhaps the river has changed a little...

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Clare Cannon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing track to get there, 15-20m of overhanging rock, completely dry. Nice swim spots nearby, many river crossings though!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Charliepot

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk with amazing caves. You need sturdy boots as the walk is slippery and littered with rocks. Take a good torch or two for the caves. You have to cross the river four times in total, so be prepared to get your feet worth. Some of the best caves in New Zealand!!!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Indra t Jolle

Belgium

Ranking: 6/10

Very adventuous and no clear signs.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Stephanie Wirthlin

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

10++++ Very good, amazing cave, two river crossings.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Kurt & Noemi Buhler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk, 3 times to cross the river (knee deep), slippery way to walk up - hiking slides recommended. Wonderful cave (200m to go in) for free.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Rachel_Flowers

United States

Ranking: 9/10

The walk to Fox cave was excellent! We didn't go on to the Ballroom. You do need to ford the river twice to get to the cave, so bring water sandals for the knee-deep river.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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David Cross

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Easy beach walk through rain forest ending in spectacular lime stone caves with great lime stone formations.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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HansH1

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Different landscape, interesting plants and amazing cave you can experience by your own.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009