Togo Chasm


Useful Information

Location: Huvalu Forest Conservation Area, south-eastern coast. On the coast road 3 km northeast of Hakupu Village, stop at signs, trail to the coast.
(-19.107023, -169.808578)
Open: no restrictions.
[2006]
Fee: free.
[2006]
Classification: KarstBare Karst KarstStone Forests KarstNatural Bridge
Light: bring torch
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Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Description

Togo Chasm is located in the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area. It is a landscape of concentric swirls of lattice like rocks, an alien landscape of razor sharp pinnacles and sinkholes in the saltspray zone. The Huvalu Forest is part of the pristine tropical rainforest which covers 20% of Niue's land area. It ends abruptly were the saltspray zone begins. The salt water is part of the karstification process.

The Togo Chasm is reached on a cemented path and down a long ladder. Most popular is it because of its inland beach, sand deposited here by the sea during storms. There are mature coconut palms and a green freshwater pool at the end of the chasm. To reach it, it is necessary to climb over the rubble of the collapsed side. More sights are the small cave at the ladder, with its karst fenster and a nearby natural bridge.