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We went to all the tracks around the Rock and every one of them had such amazing colourful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn G
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Just beautiful

Easy walk from the carpark of a few minutes. Looks best when the sun is overhead and then you get... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
aidsnang
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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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Fresh cool water from a stream made this chasm a favorite swimming place for the kings of Niue.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to all the tracks around the Rock and every one of them had such amazing colourful water.The sea life was ok but unfortunatelyit was very rough so hard work getting in and out and hard to see fish when Snorkeling. Very popular with...More

Thank Glenn G
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Easy walk from the carpark of a few minutes. Looks best when the sun is overhead and then you get to fully appreciate the colour of the water etc. Check the tide and take care as the depth and current moving through the chasm can...More

Thank aidsnang
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Whether you want to dive in or just wade in the shallows, the colourful fish will come right to you. We snorkelled and enjoyed an hour experiencing the hot/cold water mix and being close to the fish. It was however noisy when we were there...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Excellent spot for a swim at all tides. Only a short walk down from where you park your car. This would be a great spot for those that perhaps aren't super confident swimmers as it's very calm where you enter the water and there 's...More

Thank Shane G
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was one of our go to snorkeling spots as you can swim at any tide here. Park up the top on the grass just off the road and walk towards the signs. This is also where the beginning of the Talava Arches walk is....More

Thank Found_Lost_Key
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Loved this place. Thought my wish of becoming a mermaid had come true. Easy beautiful walk in, shame the cruise guests arrived at the same time we did.

Thank Vicki H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Matapa was soooo beautiful, My sons loved it here. Good swimming, great for snorkelling and we also did the cliff jump

Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

More easily accessed than some spots with easy flat walk in. You will need to pick the tides as the waves surge into this chasm. Half to low tide is best. A really unique experience swimming or snorkeling. A memory maker

Thank Tracy H
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

3 minute scenic walk from car park. Was the swimming place for the royal family when they existed. Easy access to pool, 30 metres long. Safe any tide. You will see different amazing fish each time you swim. Towering fossilised coral walls on 2 sides....More

Thank Plutoquinny
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Niue has done a great job with the tourism infrastructure. There is a relatively easy 200-300m path, but you do need some balance & exertion. Clear water, easy access. The water is combo of salt & fresh water, its deep & refreshing. Some said it...More

Thank Claire D
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ted z
27 March 2016|
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Response from JohanNZ | Reviewed this property |
You will find it at the almost northern tip if Niue near Hikutavake. It is just to the left of the track that takes you to the Talava arches.
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