Top Choice Cave in 'Atiu


Eerie Anatakitaki is ‘Atiu’s most spectacular cave, a multichambered cavern surrounded by banyan roots and thick jungle. It’s also home to the rare kopeka, or ‘Atiuan swiftlet – listen for its distinctive echo-locat…
Top Choice Cave in 'Atiu

Te Ana O Rakanui

Te Ana O Rakanui is a burial cave packed with musty old skulls and skeletal remains. It’s a tight squeeze inside – claustrophobics be warned.
Beach in 'Atiu

Taungaroro & Tumai

South of Oravaru Beach, Taungaroro and Tumai are two of the most popular swimming beaches.
Beach in 'Atiu

Taunganui Harbour & Oravaru Beach

‘Atiu’s barrier reef is close to shore. The surrounding lagoon is rarely more than 50m wide and its waters quite shallow. Taunganui Harbour, on the west coast where the water is clear and deep, is the best spot for …
Beach in 'Atiu

Takauroa Beach

You can swim in the three lovely sinkholes west of Takauroa Beach only at low tide. Between Takauroa Beach and Matai Landing, the falling tide empties through the sinkholes and fish become trapped in a fascinating n…
Historic Site in 'Atiu

Marae Orongo

Near Oravaru Beach, this was once ‘Atiu’s most sacred marae, and it’s still a powerfully atmospheric place – many locals are reluctant to go near it. You’ll need a guide as it’s on private land.
Lake in 'Atiu

Lake Te Roto

Lake Te Roto is noted for its itiki (eels), a popular island delicacy. On the western side of the lake, a cave leads right through the makatea to the sea.
Historic Site in 'Atiu

Marae Te Apiripiri

This marae is where the Tahitian preacher Papeiha first spoke the words of the Gospel in 1823. There’s not much left to see, but a stone commemorates the site.
Historic Site in 'Atiu

Marae Vairakai

Along a walking track north of Kopeka Lodge, Marae Vairakai is surrounded by 47 large limestone slabs, six of which have curious projections cut into their top edges.
Cave in 'Atiu

Rima Rau

Another of ‘Atiu’s burial caves, Rima Rau is reached by a vertical pothole and still contains skeletal remains. Many will find it claustrophobic.