The chasm will be open on the 5th Nov, closed from April 2nd 2017


Visit Wairarapa's spectacular limestone chasm. A stunning walk across farmland, through bush, chasm and Ruakokoputuna river. See the beauty of this native bush and limestone gorge. Experience the fossils, ferns, stalactites, waterfall, eels, wildlife and native birds.

you need to know

There will be 2 walks a day, 10.30 am and 11.30 am. Groups of 10 plus will be able to book a walk outside of these times. Walkers are to meet at the farm 20 mins before their walk to fill out H&S paper work. We will transport you from the homestead to the chasm, and pick you up 3 1/2 hours later, and transport you back to your vehicles. Pick up times are 2pm and 3pm.

You are walking through the river! The Rocks are slippery and there are narrow tracks in places, with steep drop off.

The water is 1 meter deep in places. Entry to the chasm is by a ladder, it is 8 metres long. There are places with Onga Onga (native stinging nettle). Do Not Touch!

what to bring

Bring some lunch and a water bottle. First aid equipment such as sunscreen, antihistamine and plasters..

Suitable clothing - shorts, warm top, closed toed shoes, change of clothes. You will get wet!

price & hours

The chasm will be open on the 5th Nov, closed from April 2nd 2017. We are open weekends and public holidays through out this period and also daily from December 26th to February 1st.

Bookings are essential.

Walk not recommend for children under 6 yrs.

Cost is $25pp adults, school children $10pp.

Cash or Chq only . Eftpos not available.

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