Clifden Caves

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20 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Matthew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

An underground cave system that can be followed from one end to the other. Free, just take some torches, decent boots and a bit of bravery. It takes over an hour to complete so recommend not going alone and letting others know your plans before you go to the cave site as there is little or no phone reception in the surrounding area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Gilbert Zeno

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

We liked it alot, flashlight and decent clothes/shoes are required. Takes about an hour.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ulrich K

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very adventurous track. Headlamp and good boots are recommended. Do not go in there if you have problems with narrow spaces. Otherwise try it! It is a little challenging but worth it! Includes glowworms if you dare to turn the headlamp off every now and then.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Xavier

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great cave, about 45 minutes, for free, you need a flashlight.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Simon Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Did the 1.5 hour walk through the Clifden Caves. Bring a torch as it is pitch dark, but lit up it is beautiful. Quite adventurous. Saw glowworms!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Elien Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Unexpectedly very adventurous and exciting. You enter the cave on your own (bring torches!) and crawl through narrow passages and jump over pools of water. When you turn off your torch, the glowworms are amazing!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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A Carl

Ranking: 9/10

Good rainy day activity. The walk isn't too hard if you're the adventurous type but DO bring a head torch and DON'T rely on your cell phone light. Many places require two hands to stabilize and after an hour long walk, your battery will likely die. Be smart and have fun! Lovely glow worm cave at the very end :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Claire

France

Ranking: 9/10

A free cave of 300m with a lot of glowworms. It was magic!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Alix

France

Ranking: 8/10

A free cave with a lot of glowworms. It was more of a one hour walk in the cave.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Franco Panizza

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Clifden Caves are stunning.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Ruthie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Super fun! Very understated signs, we weren't even sure we were in the right place until, well, we were there. We were the only people there. Some crossings were difficult, especially the large pool of water midway through! You don't really need a helmet, but do watch your heads. Definitely bring extra light sources though! A few glow-worms, which were lovely. The most we saw were in the last cavern at the very end.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Maxim Reim

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Long cave with a pool that you have to cross. You need a flashlight and a helmet would be good.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gonne Clasen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A totally new experience, unguided cave exploration. Beautiful limestone and glowworms.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

20 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

Matthew's avatar

Matthew

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

An underground cave system that can be followed from one end to the other. Free, just take some torches, decent boots and a bit of bravery. It takes over an hour to complete so recommend not going alone and letting others know your plans before you go to the cave site as there is little or no phone reception in the surrounding area.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Gilbert Zeno

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

We liked it alot, flashlight and decent clothes/shoes are required. Takes about an hour.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ulrich K

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very adventurous track. Headlamp and good boots are recommended. Do not go in there if you have problems with narrow spaces. Otherwise try it! It is a little challenging but worth it! Includes glowworms if you dare to turn the headlamp off every now and then.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Xavier

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great cave, about 45 minutes, for free, you need a flashlight.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Simon Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Did the 1.5 hour walk through the Clifden Caves. Bring a torch as it is pitch dark, but lit up it is beautiful. Quite adventurous. Saw glowworms!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Elien Dauwe's avatar

Elien Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Unexpectedly very adventurous and exciting. You enter the cave on your own (bring torches!) and crawl through narrow passages and jump over pools of water. When you turn off your torch, the glowworms are amazing!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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A Carl

Ranking: 9/10

Good rainy day activity. The walk isn't too hard if you're the adventurous type but DO bring a head torch and DON'T rely on your cell phone light. Many places require two hands to stabilize and after an hour long walk, your battery will likely die. Be smart and have fun! Lovely glow worm cave at the very end :)

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Claire's avatar

Claire

France

Ranking: 9/10

A free cave of 300m with a lot of glowworms. It was magic!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

Alix's avatar

Alix

France

Ranking: 8/10

A free cave with a lot of glowworms. It was more of a one hour walk in the cave.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Franco Panizza

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Clifden Caves are stunning.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Ruthie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Super fun! Very understated signs, we weren't even sure we were in the right place until, well, we were there. We were the only people there. Some crossings were difficult, especially the large pool of water midway through! You don't really need a helmet, but do watch your heads. Definitely bring extra light sources though! A few glow-worms, which were lovely. The most we saw were in the last cavern at the very end.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Maxim Reim

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Long cave with a pool that you have to cross. You need a flashlight and a helmet would be good.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gonne Clasen

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A totally new experience, unguided cave exploration. Beautiful limestone and glowworms.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016