Things to do in New Zealand South Island: Oparara Basin, off the beaten track to New Zealand's top tourist attraction

Things to do in New Zealand South Island: Oparara Basin, off the beaten track to New Zealand's top tourist attraction

The Oparara Basin is a complex of limestone caves, arches, and channels. The basin is 35 million years old, with the most extensive limestone formations in the southern hemisphere. The basin's pristine landscape and primeval rainforest are popular with walkers, cavers, and nature lovers. Paleontologists…

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Last Resort Karamea, New Zealand West Coast, South Island, review

Last Resort Karamea, New Zealand West Coast, South Island, review

Located on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, Karamea is your gateway to the Kahurangi National Park. The region is said to be 'New Zealand's best-kept secret'. About 20 kilometers (12 mi) north of Karamea is the Kohaihai River, which forms one end of the Heaphy Track, one of New Zealand's nine 'Great Walks'.

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