Oparara Arches, Karamea

Oparara Arches

Oparara Arches, Karamea

Oparara Arches

Nature’s secret uncovered. A secret world of 4-million-year-old limestone arches, final resting place of the biggest-ever find of moa sub-fossils.

Oparara Arches

Experience limestone arches, caves, whiskey coloured rivers and lake and rainforest all within the Kahurangi National Park on the West Coast.

Rich unspoiled rainforest stretching across a broad valley floor.

Three magnificent arches sculpted by the Oparara River.

Bush-fringed streams stained the colour of billy tea from the humic acids washing down through the soil.

This is a remarkable area one of immense national and international significance.

When going here pack with you flat walking shoes, your lunch and a torch.

The only access the Honeycomb Caves is through The Oparara Experience which can be booked through the Karamea Information Centre.

Please note The Oparara Experience guides can also pick up from Karamea which is a good option for those travelling in a campervan as there is a height restriction on the gravel road to the basin.

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Oparara Arches, Karamea

Tucked away in a corner of Kahurangi National Park, the Oparara has a magic all of its own, born of millions years of undisturbed isolation.

Deals, Accomodation and Activities

Operators
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
Oparara Arches in Karamea - New Zealand - 1853

$115 - $180

Oparara Experience

Join us on one of our guided eco tours amongst the pristine rainforest and limestone caves of the unique Oparara Basin. Several tour options available.

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Operators
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
Karamea Village Hotel

$125 - $165

Karamea Village Hotel

Situated in the heart of Karamea, we are the first service off the Heaphy Track. Surrounded by the Kahurangi National Park, we offer a world of natural wonderland experiences, or just a holiday "away from it all".

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Operators
Westport, Karamea & Buller District
Air Charter Karamea

Air Charter Karamea

Karamea's only aeroplane charter company, offering Heaphy Track and Old Ghost Road transfers.

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