To'uri Cave

To'uri Cave
LocationMangaia, Cook Islands
Coordinates21°54′30″S 157°56′30″W / 21.90833°S 157.94167°W / -21.90833; -157.94167Coordinates: 21°54′30″S 157°56′30″W / 21.90833°S 157.94167°W / -21.90833; -157.94167[1]

To'uri Cave is a karst cave located on Mangaia, Cook Islands in the Tava'enga district. The cave contains two running subterranean streams, one freshwater and the other salt.[2][1] There is a 400 metres sump inside the cave which ends in a permanent sump.[3]


  1. ^ a b Joanna C. Ellison (August 1994). "Caves and Speleogenesis of Mangaia, Cook Islands" (PDF). National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. ^ Stanley, David. South Pacific Handbook. Moon Travel Handbooks. p. 351.
  3. ^ Iliffe, Thomas. "Anchialine Caves and Cave Fauna of the South Pacific" (PDF).

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