Fox River Caves

Useful Information

Location: Inland Pack Track Near Westport. Paparoa National Park, between Westport and Greymouth.
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Address: Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre, 4294 Coast Road, Punakaiki, RD 1, Runanga 7873, Tel +64-3-731-1895, Fax +64-3-731-1888. E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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1908 a local sheep farmer installed a toll-gate at the entrance and charged for admission.


Fox River Caves are located at Fox River, hence the name. It is freely accessible and a popular stop for hikers on the Inland Pack Track which follows the river. The cave is comparably easy to visit and has fine speleothems. Hiking clothes and sturdy shoes are a good base for an exploration, we recommend also good lamps (two per person) and if possible a helmet.