Canterbury region

Cave Stream.

Cave stream

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Canterbury region.

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).

Alert/Important notice

 Hikers entering cave, Cave Stream, Canterbury, NZ. Photo: Mark Watson | | CC BY-SA 2.0.


The reserve is in the Castle Hill Basin between the Torlesse and Craigieburn mountain ranges, approximately 90 km northwest of Christchurch.

Find out more


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Canterbury places


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
Rangiora Office
Phone:      +64 3 313 0820
Full office details