A 594 metre long cave within Cave Stream Scenic Reserve is one of the most outstanding natural features in the Canterbury region.
View the Cave Stream Scenic Reserve brochure (PDF, 296K).
Hikers entering cave, Cave Stream, Canterbury, NZ. Photo: Mark Watson | https://www.flickr.com/photos/funkenclimb/390990649 | CC BY-SA 2.0.
Learn about the area's distinctive landforms, its plants and animals, and its history.
As well as the walk through the cave itself, there are two tracks through the reserve. Other activities include picnicking, photography and summer swims in Broken River.
Get information about DOC and other accommodation near Cave Stream Scenic Reserve.
Find out how to get to Cave Stream and what you need to know before setting out to walk through the cave.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Cave Stream Scenic Reserve.
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