Cave Stream Scenic Reserve, Canterbury Region

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  • I realized that it is one of the best place in the whole trip to admire the snow-capped mountains. They just seem to stretch out forever and no matter where you look, they are everywhere. An impressiv...  more »
  • As it was freezing in June and we had driven through snow before arriving, so caving was not on our agenda but the idea that you can do it and it's free is awesome. The walk was lovely and the rock fo...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Small walks to the actual cave. You should make sure that you have warm clothing with change, headlamps with extra batteries, etc..
  • Interesting caves..you can walk through if you're up for the challenge! Beautiful rock formations & scenery. Short walk well maintained.
  • One of the most amazing place to visit on South Island. The caves are beautiful and the view around is breathtaking. Cave is completely underground and you can go from one end and come from other end if you have proper equipment. A must visit place if your around Christchurch.
  • You could easily drive past this spot without realising the spectacular sights. You can walk down to see the Cave Stream disappearing underground into a limestone outcrop and then walk 10 mins to see it re-emerge on the other side. You can scramble through the underground passage of the river but you need to be prepared. YOU WILL NEED two waterproof torches, a wet suit and hard hat. Read all of the warning signs and enter at your own risk. DO NOT ENTER ON YOUR OWN. DO NOT ENTER IF IT IS RAINING OR IF RAIN IS FORECAST. Telephone coverage in the Mountains is very limited and help can take a LONG time to get to you. Accept responsibility for your own actions and decisions. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
  • Truly unique experience being able to traverse a cave under the hill. Definitely take the bright equipment do not and try to do this by yourself.

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