Oparara Basin, Karamea

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  • We really enjoyed exploring the caves and arches in this location. The tracks are well maintained and easy to walk.  more »
  • Fantastic place to visit. Take your time driving in, and watch for the odd idiot. Great information at the car park and awesome walks to the attractions. Really enjoyed our time here. Not suitable for...  more »
  • Right at the beginning of the road there comes the warning that the road is not passable for campers. There is also a height limit of 3m and this is really not without reason. We drove with our little camper anyway (jucy coaster), but the path was really super curvy, narrow and confusing and deep abysses next to the road. When you encountered another vehicle, it was really very tight. It was adventurous and I was really glad that we didn't meet any other camper. I definitely don't recommend going there and wouldn't do it again. Arriving at the parking lot you can then make several small hikes to the large rock arch and other caves. It's nice, but you don't miss anything if you weren't there. Because of the arduous route recommended only for cars!
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  • Well worth the trip in to view what nature has created. Easy walks to arches & tarns. Had a little robin for company when having lunch. It's a well maintained metal road just a little narrow in places but plenty of signs advising such. Just have to watch out for the idiot drivers going into & out of the area.
  • Fabulous. DOC has done a great job here. Easy walks, well maintained. Sights are stunning. Beware the rocks in the crazy path caves - walked into them, one hour drive out to get 5 stitches! Still, I'll remember the walks now for the rest of my life
  • Moria Arch was an unexpected delight. Getting there involved climbing through the cave to an other worldly scene. caves to explore, rocks to clamber over, photographs to take of the extraordinary reflections
  • Beautiful part of the NZ .the arches art spectacular and really amazing and worth the time to see 🤗👍👍
  • Great place but a long drive
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