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Okupata Caves

Ticket Information

  • Admission: $25.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Fri 14 Jan 2022, 10:30am–2:00pm


All Ages

Listed by

Project Tongariro

With Hillary Outdoors staff as your guides, 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.

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.

Trip Length: Approx 3 Hours (There are two trips taking place on the 14 January, one in the morning starting at 10:30am, and one in the afternoon starting at 1:30pm. You will be prompted to choose which option you would like when you book)
Minimum Age: 7 Years
Maximum Participants: 10 (A minimum of 5 people per trip are needed for trips to proceed, otherwise booked people will be refunded)
Meeting Place: Corner of John McDonald Rd and SH 47 an Instructor from Hillary Outdoors will meet you there.
Transport: Own - Personal vehicles - must have a high wheelbase. 4WD vehicles preferred, but a 2WD with high clearance is acceptable. We will encourage carpooling to minimise the number of vehicles and road safety risks.
Cost: $25pp

May be cancelled/postponed due to river flow in the cave. Other criteria for postponement / cancelling include Covid alert level increase.

Participants are asked to bring the following
- Water & windproof & warm clothing (clothing will get wet and dirty)
- Raincoat
- Tramping/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
- Dry shoes and spare clothes for afterwards
- Gloves and warm hat
- Snacks and drink
- Personal first aid kit
- Personal medication
- Camera (optional)

Please note: If you are adequately equipped, activities will be enjoyable, otherwise, they can be cold and miserable. The Trip Leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.

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