Punakaiki Cavern.

Image: Nathanael Coyne | Creative Commons

Introduction

Explore 130 m of safe passages within a cavern very close to the main road.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

As long as you like Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

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.

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.

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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