Story: Northland places

Waiōmio Caves

Waiōmio Caves

The Waiōmio Caves, 4 kilometres south of Kawakawa, are on land owned by descendants of the chief Te Ruki Kawiti. In 1882 artist Alfred Sharpe painted this view of the entrance to the caves, showing some of the stalactite formations within.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Watercolour by Alfred Sharpe

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How to cite this page:

Claudia Orange, 'Northland places - The Waiōmio valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/7814/waiomio-caves (accessed 22 October 2017)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 4 May 2015