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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My visit to Metro Cave/Te Ananui Cave, a glowworm cave in New Zealand South Island (west coast)

My visit to Metro Cave/Te Ananui Cave, a glowworm cave in New Zealand South Island (west coast)

Waitomo in the North Island has one of the most famous glowworm caves in New Zealand. Metro Caves, also known as the Te Ananui Caves, are a great place to see glowworms in the South Island. I visited the Metro Caves while touring the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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