Story: West Coast places

Ōpārara caves (1st of 3)

Ōpārara caves

The northern part of the Ōpārara valley is underlain by limestone, riddled with tunnels and caves. There are many potholes and cave roof collapses, which give framed views of the bush above, as here. Some of the tunnels and caves can be readily explored, but access to part of the cave system is restricted to keep it undisturbed.

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Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Karamea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20950/oparara-caves (accessed 22 November 2019)

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