Oparara Arch Car Park

Day Use Area

4.9 from 10 users.


1350-1400 Mccallums Mill Road, Kahurangi National, South Island.

03 731 1895




Walk to a magnificant limestone arch - it's easy, interesting and great for kids. 2 km return via same track. Oparara Arch is on McCallums Mill Road, north of Karamea. From Karamea, head north for about 10 km, then turn into McCallums Mill Road and follow this for about 13 km to a car park. Note, McCallums Mill Road is a narrow and steep gravel road. It is not suitable for large vehicles, towing or motorhomes. Max clearance 2.8m. No dogs.

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Lat: -41.150928 Lng: 172.190993

User Reviews



Some upgrade work on tracks still in progress but all tracks open now. There is a rumour the access road will be closed in May so check with the visitor centre before driving the tortuous road to Karamea. Well worth the visit if you can make it.



From Sept 21 to Aug 2022 access will only be open during the weekend's with work during the week on the track meaning it is closed. Wish I had checked that before travelling to Kakaramea on a Tuesday.


viviand bastien

Really worth a stop !!!


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