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Anatakitaki Cave (Kopeka Cave)

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Awesome Ben!

We went on this tour with Ben (our tourguide) and a family who stayed with us at Atiu Villas. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic tour with Ben

We did the amazing tour of the caves with Ben. He was a lovely man, informative and chatty and very... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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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 2 weeks ago

We went on this tour with Ben (our tourguide) and a family who stayed with us at Atiu Villas. The tour was informative and fun. Ben was knowledgeable and patient and added interesting perspectives to the Atiuan culture. We had an amazing time and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We did the amazing tour of the caves with Ben. He was a lovely man, informative and chatty and very keen to make sure everyone was safe and looked after. The walk there is a little rocky with all the coral so wear good shoes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clairedaverley
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Seeing the birds in this cave was one of the reasons why we came to 'Atiu. We had read the reviews and consulted with people who were aware of the difficulties involved, and we were pretty sure that we could make it. At the outset,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EdMed
Reviewed April 25, 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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JessiPalmer
Reviewed January 12, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank Andy H
Reviewed August 5, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank JeffSimpsonsydney
Reviewed June 19, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Heather641
Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank erh1121
Reviewed April 16, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank VCLOZ
Reviewed November 15, 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,

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank MattJJ_75
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