When Premier Richard Seddon introduced the Scenery Preservation Bill in 1903, he spoke nostalgically about his first impression of the Buller Gorge. Fern Arch is a natural tunnel in the lower part of the gorge. The road has since been widened, and the top of the arch removed by what engineers euphemistically call ‘daylighting’.
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