|Location:||Near the village Mangarei.|
|Light:||none, bring torch|
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Near the village is Vai Marere. It has a large chamber nicely decorated by stalactites. The pool at the bottom of the cave is unusual. It is dark in colour due to the high sulphur content. It is refreshingly cool and the minerals in the water make the body and hair feel silky.
Text from George Szentes (2004): Caves of the Cook Islands, The British Caver Vol. 127 Spring 2005, pp 1-12, 13 color pictures, 1 bw picture, 1 map. With kind permission of the author.