Punakaiki Cavern, Punakaiki

3.7
#6 of 9 in Nature in West Coast Region
Punakaiki Cavern is located in Punakaiki. Use our Punakaiki trip website to arrange your visit to Punakaiki Cavern and other attractions in Punakaiki.
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  • Seen over the entrance easily, most spectacular yet the access, with no flashlight is futile, for visit with flip-flops entirely inappropriate, and even then a qualified person for a further visit is necessary.
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  • Certainly visit it, as you can walk down from the pancake rocks car park or just park in the next spot north and duck across the road. It’s just a depression in the rock and a low cave, cut by the sea...  more »
  • This is fun if you like exploring in caves. Top tip: bring a torch and a good pair of shoes. It can be damp underfoot. We found that there are a couple of arms to the cave, and you can walk or crawl i...  more »
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  • It was really fun to hike all the way back to the water flowing down the rocks. When we turned off our flashlights we even saw a glow worm on the ceiling. Just one. Overall a very very basic but quick and fun caving experience and easy to do if you are driving through.
  • Was quite a cool cavern, went back quite far, could probably crawl through some of the tighter holes and explore more. Nothing spectacular to go out of your way for, but if your in punakaiki then stop by.
  • One sees only rocks
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