The Punakaiki Cavern is a Karst cave, formed with a combination of water and carbon dioxide, carving out the cave from the Oligocene limestone. The Punakaiki cave also features glow worms and stalactites.
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
Park the car on the right hand side of the road. The entrance is easy to find. You walk down in to the hidden rain forest. Then up the stair case to the entrance of the cave.
You need to make your way to the left there is a marker to follow.
Watch the slippery floor at the beginning.
Walk around for 5 or 10min or more so long as you have a touch. These caves in Punakaiki are great.
Just take your time and explore these great caves at Punakaiki
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