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Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave)

Cook Islands
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What a day we did both the Rima Rau Burial cave and the Anatakitaki Cave in one day both were just... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Sydney, Australia
fantastic tour

brilliant tour to see the caves and Kopeka birds inside. Very unique to the island. We loved the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Ashburton, New Zealand
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The most well known of Atiu's limestone caves, it is named for the Kopeka birds that build nests in between the stalactites of the cavern. These birds navigate through the dark caves, guided by the echoes of their clicking sounds.
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

What a day we did both the Rima Rau Burial cave and the Anatakitaki Cave in one day both were just amazing Marshall our guide was full on Knowledge just Awesome Book it !!!! Regards, Jeff

1  Thank JeffSimpsonsydney
Reviewed 19 June 2017

brilliant tour to see the caves and Kopeka birds inside. Very unique to the island. We loved the swim in the pool inside the cave - again, that was a first for us. You need to be relatively fit to walk to and from the...More

1  Thank Heather641
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We arrived from Aitutaki around noon and Marshall was able to offer us a tour on a non-scheduled day after we got in. We were so happy he took the time to accommodate our travels and one of his B&B guests who was on the...More

1  Thank erh1121
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Marshall Humphrey runs this tour. He took us through the jungle and over the sharp makatea (fossil coral) to find the caves. We entered the darkness and started hearing the kopekas (little swifts endemic to the island) with their sonar clicking noises before we were...More

1  Thank Veronique L
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very interesting tour, seeing the Kopeka birds. Fun to walk through the jungle and coral, and then climb around in the cave. We went swimming in the cave pool too. Guides are very knowledgeable and make it interesting. Best tour on Atiu,

1  Thank MattJJ_75
Reviewed 14 August 2016

great trip - the caves are amazing and the swim underground at the end was very cool. Marshall was a great guide too.

Thank James M
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a difficult 1 hour walk over a path roughly cut out of coral.The cave is the home of the rare Kopeka Swallow which nest in there and finds its way in the dark by echo sounding. Fascinating to hear the clicking sounds and...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Marshall was a great tour guide and is very passionate about the cave and particularly to kopeka birds within it. The hike to get there is tricky. You walk over sharp coral which requires balance and good footwear. Walking sticks are provided to assist you....More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We did a tour with Marshall from Atiu Homestay. The caves are very pretty and worth the visit alone. The kopeka bird which uses echoloaction in the caves is amazing though. They can find their way in complete darkness and you can here the clicks....More

Thank GenjiG
Reviewed 20 December 2015

It is not the easiest place to get to..through the jungle and over jagged aincent coral reefs but once you get there its pretty spectacular. The rock formations are amazing it had to take thoudands of years for mom nature to accomplish this and it...More

1  Thank Travelloverdelmundo
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