The chasm will be open on the 10th November 2018, and closed from 31st March 2019


Visit Wairarapa's spectacular limestone chasm. A stunning walk through the 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 no chasm work on Tuesdays.  Every other day weather permitting there will be a walk leaving Patuna at 10.30am.  More walks will be added as required, leaving at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Walkers are to meet at the farm at least 10 minutes before their walk is due to leave to fill out health and safety paperwork.  

We will transport you from the house to the chasm and pick you up 3 hours later.  Please wait to be picked up, do NOT attempt to walk home, we access the chasm through other peoples property and they do not want people walking over their land.

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 metre 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!

The walk not recommend for children under 6 yrs old.

Drones are not permitted in the chasm without permission from Patuna.  This must be obtained at the time of your booking.   

Cost is $25pp adults, school children $10pp.  Cash or Chq only. Eftpos not available.

Groups of 12 or more are required to pay a by internet banking at least one week before their walk.  Full refund will be given if Patuna cancels the walk due to weather conditions.

Bookings are essential.

Vouchers are available for chasm walks 

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!

Finding your way

The map below is better than google maps at helping you get to Patuna Farm from Martinborough

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