Cave Creek

Useful Information

Location: Paparoa National Park. Upper end of Cave Creek.
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
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28-APR-1995collapse of of a viewing platform at Cave Creek.


Cave Creek Cave is located at the beginning of Cave Creek valley, it is the resurgence of a stream. The water partly sinks at the  Bullock Creek Sinks to the north and flows south east underground through the  Xanadu Cave system. From the resurgence it turns southwest and flows into the sea.

Cave Creek is an impressive karst feature, but it became infamous for the Cave Creek disaster. In 1995 a scenic viewing platform above a 40m deep cliff collapsed and 14 people died. The following examination revealed organisational flaws in the National Park system.

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