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Okupata Caves Adventure

When:

Wed 11 Jan 2017, 8:45am–11:00am
Wed 11 Jan 2017, 11:45am–1:00pm

Where: Whakapapa Visitor Centre, SH48, Whakapapa Village, Turangi, Lake Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Okupata Caves: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Part of the Mahi Aroha Summer Programme: Come and explore the magic of the Okupata limestone caves lying quietly beneath the Tongariro Forest. Great for families or a group of friends.

Wade through an underground stream beneath the cover of darkness, and among the labyrinth of caves home to glow worms, unique limestone formations and native cave weta. Experience the stillness of this underground world and squeeze through gaps via the glow of torchlight.

Age: 6 and up.

Grade 2: Easy - Suitable for people with average fitness and reasonable health. Includes moving through confined spaces, getting wet to at least knee height and crawling through shallow water

Transport: Drive own car or car pool 20 km to the caves (some of this is on gravel roads)

Maximum participants: 16
Minimum participants: 6

What to bring:
- Warm clothes (clothes will get wet and dirty)
- Gloves
- Raincoat
- Sturdy boots
- Torch and spare batteries - you will not be allowed into the cave without a torch
- Bicycle helmet - you will not be allowed into the cave without a helmet
- Snack and drink
- Personal first aid kit
- Personal medication
- Dry shoes and spare clothes for afterwards.

If you are adequately equipped, activities will be enjoyable, otherwise, they can be cold and miserable. DOC reserves the right to refuse participation if you are not adequately equipped.