Abbey Caves (C11)

Abbey Caves, Whangarei, New Zealand.

GPS: -35.707930 174.354155

Whangarei Falls-Abbey caves overview

Whangarei Falls-Abbey caves overview

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Roadside carpark area for Abbey Caves.

Roadside carpark area for Abbey Caves.

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The entrance to Middle cave

The entrance to Middle cave

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A trickling waterfall inside Organ cave.  Organ cave is the first you come upon of the three Abbey Caves

A trickling waterfall inside Organ cave. Organ cave is the first you come upon of the three Abbey Caves

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Orange dripstone sculpting inside Organ Cave.  Regular flashlights bring out the colors better than LED lights.

Orange dripstone sculpting inside Organ Cave. Regular flashlights bring out the colors better than LED lights.

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Colorful formations inside Organ Cave

Colorful formations inside Organ Cave

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The black and orange striping inside Organ Cave is like being in the bowels of a Bengal tiger.  Gotta love Abbey caves!

The black and orange striping inside Organ Cave is like being in the bowels of a Bengal tiger. Gotta love Abbey caves!

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A long exposure of the Organ Cave waterfall, lit by LED light and thus not showing the colors very well.

A long exposure of the Organ Cave waterfall, lit by LED light and thus not showing the colors very well.

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Inside Organ Cave

Inside Organ Cave

Organ Cave

Organ Cave

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Rock Forest helper-sign posted by the good folks at Little Earth Backpacker Lodge. Don't miss a peek at this forest!

Rock Forest helper-sign posted by the good folks at Little Earth Backpacker Lodge. Don’t miss a peek at this forest!

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Rock forest limestone jungle, reminiscent of a mini Thailand..

Rock forest limestone jungle, reminiscent of a mini Thailand..

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Abbey Caves limestone rock garden

Abbey Caves limestone rock garden

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The impressive limestone-boulder jungle hidden in the bush on the way to Organ Cave

The impressive limestone-boulder jungle hidden in the bush on the way to Organ Cave

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The limestone boulder garden near the Abbey Caves

The limestone boulder garden near the Abbey Caves

The limestone boulder garden near the Abbey Caves.

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