Vai Tango

Vaitaongo Cave


Useful Information

Location: 10 minute walk from Ngatiarua
Open: no restrictions
Fee: free
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: none, bring torch
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Description

The easiest cave to reach, and one of the larger ones on the island for swimming, is Vai Tango. It is a short walk from the village of Ngatiarua (population 440). The crystal blue pool may look small, but scuba divers have found that it extends more than 100 m back and 50 m across under the surface.


Text from George Szentes (2004): Caves of the Cook Islands, The British Caver Vol. 127 Spring 2005, pp 1-12, 13 color pictures, 1 bw picture, 1 map. With kind permission of the author.