Explore Catton’s Cave

Deep beneath a rock stack on the south coast of the Princes Islands is a dark cavern, invisible from the surface.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Protected within is a china shop of delicate ornaments. Purple and ivory gorgonian fans—usually found much deeper—thrive in the darkness, and deeper into the labyrinth, peach-coloured oculina coral sprout from the roof of the cave. What other wonders might lurk unseen or misunderstood in the depths of Te Manawatawhi?

Episodes From This Location

Spirits’ flight

1 minute / 2018

Explore Catton’s Cave

1 minute / 2018

Discover a kina barren

1 minute / 2018

Fishing up a storm

1 minute / 2018

Irishman’s Garden

1 minute / 2018

Dive with dolphins

1 minute / 2018

Dive Arch Pinnacle

1 minute / 2018

Swim with a stingray

1 minute / 2018

Explore Crater Bay

1 minute / 2018

Fly over Manawatawhi

1 minute / 2018