The Oparara Arch

One of my colleagues had told me that when I was in Karamea I had to look at these limestone arches.  They’re 15km down an unsealed road and then there is a 15 min walk.  However it’s well worth the detour if you’re in the area.

Scenic walk in

Scenic walk in

It’s actually very difficult to fit the arch in to a photo – the one I went to was about 40mx30m.

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Stalactites inside

You can’t go right in but the arch is 200m long

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Light at the end of the tunnel

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Inside the arch looking back out

There are other things to look at in the same area so you could easily spend half a day or more here.

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