Attractions

Cave in Papatowai & Around

Cathedral Caves

Cutting back into cliffs right on the beach, the huge, arched Cathedral Caves were carved out of the limestone by 160 million years of waves. Named for their acoustic properties, they are only accessible for two hou…
Gallery in Papatowai & Around

Lost Gypsy Gallery

Fashioned from remaindered bits and bobs, artist Blair Somerville's intricately crafted automata are wonderfully irreverent. The bamboozling collection inside a converted bus (free entry) is a teaser for the carniva…
Waterfall in Papatowai & Around

Matai & Horseshoe Falls

Two falls for the price of one! A fork in the road leads you, on the left, to the graceful drop of Matai Falls, while stairs to the right bring you to water tumbling down the moss-clad U-shaped wall of Horseshoe Fal…
Viewpoint in Papatowai & Around

Florence Hill Lookout

Three kilometres southwest of Papatowai, a short gravel road leads to sweeping Tautuku Bay, which can be viewed from on high at the Florence Hill Lookout. The glow isn't your imagination, it's the quartz content of …
Waterfall in Papatowai & Around

McLean Falls

A lovely walk along wooden walkways and fern-fringed tracks brings you to the attractive McLean Falls, named for an early 20th-century settler renowned for his sheep-shearing abilities. Allow 40 minutes to walk to t…