Togo Chasm

Useful Information

Location: Huvalu Forest Conservation Area, south eastern coast. On the coast road 3km northeast of Hakupu Village, stop at signs, trail to the coast.
Open: no restrictions. [2006]
Fee: free [2006]
Classification: various karst and erosional features
Light: none, bring torch
Guided tours:  
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Togo Chasm is located in the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area. It is a landscape of concentric swirls of lattice like rocks, an alien landscape of razor sharp pinnacles and sink holes in the saltspray zone. The Huvalu Forest is part of the pristine tropical rainforest which covers 20% of Niue's land area. It ends abruptly were the saltspray zone begins. The salt water is part of the karstification process.

The Togo Chasm is reached on a cemented path and down a long ladder. Most popular is it because of its inland beach, sand deposited here by the sea during storms. There are mature coconut palms and a green freshwater pool at the end of the chasm. To reach it, it is necessary to climb over the rubble of the collapsed side. More sights are the small cave at the ladder, with its karst fenster and a nearby natural bridge.