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Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave)

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Address: Cook Islands
Description: The most well known of Atiu's limestone caves, it is named for the Kopeka...
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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A walk through the forest to visit the cave of the Kopeka,one of few birds to navigate bŷ Echo location. A fun and fascinating adventure

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A walk through the forest to visit the cave of the Kopeka,one of few birds to navigate bŷ Echo location. A fun and fascinating adventure

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Bring good grippy shoes and dress to get wet. walking over the coral boulders can be a test in balance. The birds that dwell in the cave are an amazing sight.

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Venezia, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

the tour, done by a nice English gentleman, is quite interesting because it is very diverse,and you could see many different stuffs, from the parrots to the coconut crubs. In addition you have the opportunity to observe this rare bird that lives in caves. The cave itself is notthing special, there are many more beautiful caves in Mangaia and even... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Absolutely awesome! So much cool information, and the cave itself was gorgeous. We braved the water and had a swim - one of my favourite photos from our honeymoon! Excellent guide. Not too strenuous a hike. Definitely a must do activity on Atiu! Take the opportunity to go if it arises as it's not always predictable when the tour will... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The cave trip was amazing, Marshall is extremely good at his job and makes the journey to the cave very interesting as well. He tells you lots of the history and traditions of the island along the way which make it even more special. To see and hear the birds is a once in a lifetime experience and not to... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My partner and I enjoyed this tour. We felt very lucky getting to see so many of the beautiful Kopeka in the caves and Marshall was a fantastic guide who shared his knowledge comfortably with us. The caves were quite open so neither of us felt claustrophobic at any stage.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I regret that I smoke a pack a day and haven't done any physical activity since the 1970s. I look in much better shape than is the actual reality. I don't know why, but I imagined I'd be on the groomed trails like you find in Canada's national parks. I also have no clue why I didn't take some water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I nearly didn't go on this excursion as am not keen on caves but it was really not at all scary to go in and discover these amazing birds navigating in the pitch dark. Marshall and his family are committed to the welfare of these birds, his knowledge and guiding made it a great experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is one of the highlight tours. If you are a birder, it's a must see. If you just enjoy wildlife, it's still a must see. Perhaps nowhere else will you ever see a tiny bird which flies in the daylight, only to enter a pitch black cave and sound sonar like a bat. Was remarkable. Marshal Humphfries was a... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The cave itself would have been amazing enough, but the little Kopeka birds that live in its depths and communicate by echolocation are just incredible. The tour was a great opportunity to see them up close and hear them moving around. The tour in general was very interesting, and even involved a candlelit swim in the underground pools of the... More 

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Address: Cook Islands
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Atiu

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