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beautiful and serene

What an awesome place with its natural beauty. We had a great swim and snorkel here by ourselves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen M
,
Wellington, New Zealand
Cool clear waters

A unique setting, with high chasm walls protecting this picturesque swimming spot. The water is... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Rakhan
,
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Fresh cool water from a stream made this chasm a favorite swimming place for the kings of Niue.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fresh water” (13 reviews)
“easy walk” (6 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awesome place with its natural beauty. We had a great swim and snorkel here by ourselves. It was amazing to enjoy the serenity while watching the tropical fish swam around out feet. Yes, you can see them even in the shallow part of...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A unique setting, with high chasm walls protecting this picturesque swimming spot. The water is cool due to the fresh water flowing into the seawater, and the fish diversity is low, so not outstanding snorkelling. Worth a visit and a swim - near midday the...More

Thank Rakhan
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is one of our favourite places to snorkel in Niue. The water is crystal clear like most of the spots around the island. Walk a couple of hundred metres from the road down a lovely bushy track. The shallow end of the pool smaller...More

2  Thank Lynley J
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Have been here several times on this trip as it doesn't require to be wary of the tides. A pleasant hike in, under 5 minutes, and keep your eyes peeled as the chasm reveals lots of interesting things. The pool itself is fed with fresh...More

2  Thank A A
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Reasonably easy walk in and amazing place to visit and have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in. Don't need to worry about the tides here, it is not affected

Thank Judave
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Matapa Chasm is incredible. After a short walk from the carpark, the chasm opens up in front of you, inviting you for a swim. Safe at any tide, warm fresh water mixes with the ocean and there are always hundreds of fish. There's a concrete...More

Thank jmcf171
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Awesome clear water, relaxing, swimming, snorkelling or jumping off the cliff top, my favourite (recommend to take some swimming shoes if you are game enough to jump off the cliffs, the rocks are so sharp), love, love, love this place.

Thank lynneandrew35
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The walk in to the snorkelling spot is a lovely stroll stroll through butterfly-friendly forest, and easy walk (I suppose there's a gentle slope but that's not obvious) and takes just 5-10 minutes. The snorkelling itself is a treat - easy to get into the...More

Thank DoctorFlo
Reviewed 27 August 2016

After a 5 minute walk through the forest, you'll find yourself at the chasm. It's almost cut off from the sea, save for an occasional wave that makes its way over the boulders at the far end. It's really impressive and there are a lot...More

Thank PsychoSavager
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had this place to ourselves when we visited which was awesome. The water is nice and deep and we saw some cool fish while snorkelling. It is very slippery as you get into the pool so be careful!

Thank Miss-Rotary
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