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Oparara Basin

122 Reviews

Oparara Basin

122 Reviews
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Karamea 7893 New Zealand
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RhondaAC wrote a review Mar 2021
New Zealand41 contributions16 helpful votes
A special place to visit. Easy to walk around the arches if you drive up there. (not accessible for campers but gravel road is fine for cars) We also did a guided tour of the Honeycomb cave. You need to be able to manage walking over uneven ground to do this. Our guide Cliff was great. He had an amazing knowledge of the flora and geology and was a delight to be with. The cave system is fascinating and contains the skeletons of now extinct birds.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Louise J wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand86 contributions23 helpful votes
We had planned to do this walk but we were told it was a 45 min drive in. Glad we had that information as we would’nt have had enough time. Well worth a visit, stunning limestone caves especially Moira Cave.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Jo G wrote a review Feb 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand286 contributions31 helpful votes
4WD needed to visit the basin within the Kahurangi National Park - unless you book a guided tour. Great spot to see caves and arches
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Yemma wrote a review Jan 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
The Oparara caves themselves were very beautiful and the rock formations astounding and awe inspiring. The signs very helpful and descriptive. The handrails helpful for Seniors. I am not sure tho that they were worth the 16km ride over a horribly rough and bumpy road to get there.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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67arda wrote a review Jan 2021
North Shore, New Zealand160 contributions39 helpful votes
a real must do - stunning nature in action, pack your picnic and make a day of it - the drive is spectacular - even our Honda Jazz coped well, take your time and enjoy ...every corner is photo worthy - wow wow wow
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Date of experience: December 2020
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