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Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave)

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Great tour with incredibly unique features

Thanks Marshall for an awesome tour. It was an honour to spot the rare Kopeka birds and to be... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
JessiPalmer
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Hervey Bay
Read this carefully before taking the tour...

My wife & I researched our trip to Atiu fairly thoroughly before we left - after all, that's half... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Andy H
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Sydney, Australia
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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 26 April 2018

Thanks Marshall for an awesome tour. It was an honour to spot the rare Kopeka birds and to be allowed to swim in the beautiful underground swimming hole. We will definitely be recommending you to anyone that is heading your way!

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

My wife & I researched our trip to Atiu fairly thoroughly before we left - after all, that's half the fun! It seemed that Marshall Humphreys' local tours were very popular, so we decided on the Anatakitaki (Kopeka) Cave tour, home to the little kopeka...More

4  Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 6 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

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Reviewed 20 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

2  Thank Heather641
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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

3  Thank erh1121
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Reviewed 17 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

3  Thank Veronique L
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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,

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 14 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
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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

1  Thank Elizabeth M
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