Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave), Atiu

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#10 of 17 in Parks in Cook Islands
Cave Nature / Park
Explore the limestone chambers of Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave) and learn about its flighty inhabitants. Look out for stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstones, but keep your eyes peeled for the tiny kipeka birds, nesting in large groups inside the caves and only emerging at night to feed on insects. Confined to a world of darkness during the day, the birds navigate with noise and continuously chatter. Remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes and clothes suitable for cool underground caverns. If you feel brave, take a swim in the cave's freshwater lake. Put Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave) into our Atiu trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Marshall Humphrey runs this tour. He took us through the jungle and over the sharp makatea (fossil coral) to find the caves. We entered the darkness and started hearing the kopekas (little swifts ende...  more »
  • Very interesting tour, seeing the Kopeka birds. Fun to walk through the jungle and coral, and then climb around in the cave. We went swimming in the cave pool too. Guides are very knowledgeable and ma...  more »
  • great trip - the caves are amazing and the swim underground at the end was very cool. Marshall was a great guide too.  more »

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