Okupata Cave (G12)

Okupata Cave, Tongariro National Park.

GPS: -39.049478 175.500744

The signed turn to Okupata Cave along SH47, near Whakapapa Village

The signed turn to Okupata Cave along SH47, near Whakapapa Village

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Heading towards the sound of the Okupata waterfall inside the cave labyrinth

Heading towards the sound of the Okupata waterfall inside the cave labyrinth

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Yellow dripstone formations inside Okupata Cave

Yellow dripstone formations inside Okupata Cave

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Navigating the stream labyrinth loop inside Okupata cave

Navigating the stream labyrinth loop inside Okupata cave

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The sandy beach area inside Okupata Cave

The sandy beach area inside Okupata Cave

The sandy beach area inside Okupata Cave.

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2 Responses to “Okupata Cave (G12)”

  1. Mateusz Says:

    This cave is fantastic!

  2. spence Says:

    Hi. We are having a fantastic time chasing down some of your obscure recommendations as we travel around the North Island. There is a slight change to the Okupata Cave selection which we discovered today (13/19/24). The DOC sign at the parking area is now gone and there is no indication of the short pathway that brings you to the ladder (and the cave entrances). Your best way to get there is now to measure exactly the 4.5 km from the final sign as you drive in on the gravel road. Also, maybe worth mentioning is the campground another 1.5 km past the cave so that people know when they have missed the spot.

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