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Avaiki Cave, Niue

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#3 of 6 in Nature in Niue
Cave Nature / Park
Explore the rocky walls of Avaiki Cave and swim in its natural pool. Sea water fills the karst cave's basin; according to a legend, the king of Niue was the only one allowed to bathe in it. Today visitors can take a dip in its cold but refreshing water, mingling with the small colorful fish. The uneven amount of sunlight in the cave creates different shades of blue and green. You might want to keep your shoes on as you swim due to the rocky floor. Using our world travel planner, Alofi attractions like Avaiki Cave can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Avaiki is an unexpectedly large and very accessible cave, which gives access to some crystal clear pools. The site is culturally important as the original landing site of the founders of Nuie's human ...  more »
  • The walk in was not as hairy as some of the others although it was quite steep in places, there were hand rails available. The cave at the end was just fabulous, the boys had a swim, we surveyed the f...  more »
  • Walk down the sea track, down steep stairs through an amazing cave and you will come out on the reef. Walk along the reef to the right and around the rocks and you will reach the pool. Another beautif...  more »

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