Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, Canterbury Region

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  • My travel mates and I (2 guys, 2 girls) all mid-20s did this walk on our way from Arthur's Pass towards Christchurch. Easy to navigate to and travel from. As previously stated, a very good set of head...  more »
  • Went here with 6 friends. Four of them joined me going through the cave. It was so amazing! The first part was the deepest, the water came to my waist (short people, bring some taller people to help y...  more »
  • A really cool experience. Walking upstream through a limestone cave with running water coming down it Takes about 20-30kmins. The deepest part is the first 25-30m which was up to our waists. From then...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place to visit. We went in mid-late Jan. Doing the Cave Stream walk was definitely one of my favourites on the south island. We went with a group of 4 which meant my friends were able to give me a bit of a leg up when needed in some parts of the cave - some bits were a bit steep! Take headlamps if you can (with fresh batteries!) and maybe an extra torch. I wore merino leggings, a merino long sleep top, a hoodie and a beanie and I started to sweat even though the water was shockingly cold - the merino really retains your body heat. And to think I was worried I'd need a wetsuit - the merino was perfect. Don't underestimate the cold though - although the merino retained my body heat I also had trouble breathing in the first & deepest section of the cave where the water came up to my chest - that first dip is freezing! I also wore wool socks and some sneakers.
  • It's amazing only 1 hour driving from Christchurch and totally free!! We had a great day, even saw some baby eels in the cave!
  • Amazing river tunnel formed by nature. If you have the right clothing you can even walk through it.
  • check the weather forecast, current water height, take a torch, leave your intentions and enjoy a great New Zealand cave!
  • Thrilling and amazing scenery. Bring spelunking gear if you plan to do the cave and be wary of the water levels in the beginnig.