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Talava Arches, Hikutavake

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#4 of 10 in Parks in Niue
Nature / Park · Cave
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Take a hike to Talava Arches and witness the ocean framed by three natural limestone formations. A relatively short walk (about 30 minutes) takes you through tropical rainforest to reach this attraction. With any luck, you'll spot humpbacks circling offshore. Wear shoes with good traction to navigate the rocky, steep slope. If you time your visit with low tide, you can snorkel in the rock pool. Arrange to visit Talava Arches and other attractions in Hikutavake using our Hikutavake online trip itinerary planner.
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  • One hour walk or less to reach this magical place where if one will go through the arch enters another dimension and time unknown or be it lost and never return. People are forewarned not to make... 
    One hour walk or less to reach this magical place where if one will go through the arch enters another dimension and time unknown or be it lost and never return. People are forewarned not to make...  more »
  • From the same carpark as Matapa Chasm head off to the track on your right up into the bush. You'll need good shoes as the ground is very uneven and the rocks sharp. The walk takes about twenty... 
    From the same carpark as Matapa Chasm head off to the track on your right up into the bush. You'll need good shoes as the ground is very uneven and the rocks sharp. The walk takes about twenty...  more »
  • It's about a 30 minute walk to the arches, over some fairly sharp rocks, but worth it, the arches and views are great. 
    It's about a 30 minute walk to the arches, over some fairly sharp rocks, but worth it, the arches and views are great.  more »
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  • After a short walk you reach an amazing view, great for pictures and a few good swimming spots to cool off. Would recommend for the view alone.
  • Lovely A rocky 20min walk (bring covered walking shoes) brings you to a small cave where you will need to climb down a rock face using guide ropes. Then the whole thing opens up to a great view of the arches and surrounding rock pools which sparkle cyan in the sun. Best to go at low tide as you won't see much other wise
  • A must do. Cave systems are the best of all the others in my opinion. Go low tide to walk the reefs.
  • 30 minutes bush walk one way is worth the beauty of the view and feeling of the power of nature. Good hiking SHOES are highly recommended, because of the sharp rocks on the path. We have met a few enthusiasts in their jandals not looking particularly happy. The final part of the path goes through low overhead rocks, kind of a cave. Take water and snacks with you. Not a place for swimming.
  • After a 20 min walk through tropical vegetation, for which you need shoes not flipflops, it is a great reward at the end... Time your visit for low tide so you can safely walk out to the arch.

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