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This is a short walk from the village and very close to the main road. A wooden stairway gives access to 130 m of safe passages within the cavern. It can be fun for all ages. Look out for stalactites and glow worms.


  • Easiest: Short walk
  • As long as you like
  • Dog access: No dogs

Getting there:

The cavern is signposted on SH 6, 500 m north of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre in Punakaiki.

Know before you go:

Remember to carry a good torch (and preferably a spare).

Be aware it can be damp underfoot.


Walks in the Punakaiki area brochure PDF

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