Moria Gate Arch, Oparara Basin

Introduction

Oparara Basin is one of the finest features of the Kahurangi National Park. The 35 million-year-old complex of limestone caves, arches and channels is popular with walkers, cavers and nature lovers.

Find things to do and places to stay Oparara Basin

The Oparara basin is home to blue duck (whio), bush robins, weka, kākā, kea, tomtit, kākāriki, giant land snails (powelliphanta), cave spiders and short tailed bats.

Honeycomb Hill Caves Specially Protected Area – restricted access.

This is a high conservation value area so public access is restricted. Guided tours can be arranged. Contact the Karamea Information and Resource Centre:

Phone: +64 3 782 6652

Email: info@karameainfo.co.nz

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Back to top