Te ana a Nunuku

Nunuku’s Cave is located on Te Matarae Road. Access across private land is required to be able to access this significant cultural site, so check with your host about this.

Located on the western side of Te Whanga lagoon, Nunuku’s Cave is famous for its limestone Moriori rock carvings (petroglyphs) of seals and birds. The cave is named after the Moriori leader; Nunuku Whenua, who outlawed fighting amongst the warring clans of Moriori.

While visiting Nunuku’s Cave enjoy a stroll along the shores of Te Whanga lagoon, with its stunning limestone cliffs and layers of shell deposits, some of which date back over 40 million years.
Ask your host for a tour to Te Ana a Nunuku

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