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Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave)

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Address: Cook Islands
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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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Pretty caves with a very special bird!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
GenjiG
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. A very special experience. Marshall is a great guide so visiting the cave on his... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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 was well worth seeing. There are birds that make their nest on little tufts of... More 

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Narwee, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We did a great tour with our guide Marshall who told us about the tiny Kopeka bird who lives in the cave and then took us down for an amazing candle lit swim in a cave. A surreal experience!

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Thank Chris-Maria1010
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The two attractions of the cave are: The Kopeka birds. These birds nest in the caves but because it's quite dark in there, they developped a sonar systems which helps them to get around, just like bats except that you can actually hear them, sending out their signals. Plus, you can take a swim in the caves little lake, with... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Cave Tour was Great, Marshall is a fantastic Guide And even Provided proper shoes for me! Do Not miss the tumulu in the Bush pub After.

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Amazing and spectacular toour with Paul to the caves. The "pool" in the cave are incredible- Very cool

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King Country
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

An excellent and reasonably priced tour. Be prepared for a bit of hard walking and have solid walking shoes/boots.

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

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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Thank John E
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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