Fantasy Cave, Dannevirke


Suitable for all ages

This place comes highly recommended as a real gem if you’re needing a break on the road to or from Hawkes Bay! Run entirely by volunteers (known as The Cave Dwellers!), the opening hours are unfortunately very restricted, so it pays to check out their Facebook page before you promise a stop here!

It started out as a cave that Santa would ‘come to’ in order to visit the kids of Dannevirke, and while he still visits in December, it has grown into much more than this, with something to see year round. The cave is a place where well known fairy tales and nursery rhymes come alive in the form of intricate displays (all made by the volunteer staff). Hard to describe but kids are generally fascinated by it.

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Contact Information

Tel: 06 374 9011


Address: 60 High Street, Dannevirke. Just north of Barraud Street. Parking spaces on the main road as well as nearby side streets like Barraud St, Ward and Gordon Streets.

Open: During term time ONLY OPEN Saturday morning 10am – 12.30pm. Extended opening during the school holidays. Check Facebook page but it’s often open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am – 2pm.

Price: Adults $7 Kids $3