Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park
An easy 1 km 25 minutes each way walk to an impressive limestone arch over the Oparara River.
Map Data: Google, Digital Globe, Department of Conservation (DOC).

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Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park
The walk follows the riverside and gently zig-zags its way uphill.

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park
The water in the Oparara River is permanently stained a rich orangey brown by the tannins washed down from the beech forest.

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park
Here the track climbs to the entrance of the arch.

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park
No matter what camera or lens we use, it's hard to convey the staggeringly huge size of this arch. Just know that it is an amazing and impressive place to visit and spend some time.

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park

Oparara Arch, Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

OPARARA ARCH - Kahurangi National Park