ANATAKITAKI (KOPEKA BIRD) CAVE TOUR
Atiu is a Wildlife Sanctuary for many endemic and threatened bird species, many of which can be found on the uninhabited Takutea Island, located 20 kilometres north-west of Atiu. Atiu is home to the Kopeka Bird or Atiu Swiftlet, endemic to Atiu. The Kopeka Bird which measures 10 centimetres and weighs 7 grams, nests deep within the caverns. When outside the caves during the day, they fly continuously (without landing) and feed on tiny flying insects such as mosquitos before returning to their nests.
ATIU PUNAREA CULTURAL TOUR ATIU
With your young and knowledgeable tour guide Joshua Jim, see and learn how an umu, or underground oven, is prepared the Atiuan way. Explore Joshuas backyard and see the majestic Banyan tree—the tree in which tapa cloth is made from. Learn of the many uses of the coconut tree including how to weave the (kikau) leaves of this tree of life.