Kōrero: Caving

Inside Nettlebed

Inside Nettlebed

Nettlebed Cave, on Mt Arthur in Kahurangi National Park, is one of New Zealand’s deepest caves at 889 metres. It is also the third longest, with 24.25 kilometres of passages. It is a multi-level cave that is considered to be mostly explored. A trip through the cave usually takes two days, and a chamber known as Salvation Hall serves as the sleepover spot. Large systems like Nettlebed took many expeditions and years to explore.

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Nelson Speleological Group
Photograph by John Patterson

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Carl Walrond, 'Caving - Caving in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11512/inside-nettlebed (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007