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Avaiki Cave, Makefu

#3 of 12 in Parks in Niue
Explore the rocky walls of Avaiki Cave and swim in its natural pool. Sea water fills the karst cave's basin; according to a legend, the king of Niue was the only one allowed to bathe in it. Today visitors can take a dip in its cold but refreshing water, mingling with the small colorful fish. The uneven amount of sunlight in the cave creates different shades of blue and green. You might want to keep your shoes on as you swim due to the rocky floor. Use our Makefu day trip planning tool to visit Avaiki Cave on your trip to Makefu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • These caves are well worth the effort of getting to. Beautiful pink coral, crystal clear water, gorgeous tropical fish seen when snorkeling - magical!  more »
  • We had planned on doing the low tide pools at Hikutavake, but the low tide wasn't low enough on the day we visited, so we drove back down to Avaiki Caves and I'm so glad we did. It's absolutely specta...  more »
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