Metro cave, Paparoa National Park

The main entrance of Metro cave in the Paparoa lowlands, near the Nile river. Metro is a mostly dry cave which is big and friendly to wander around in. Access is controlled and must be sought from the Park HQ. Commercial tours operate through part of the cave - the unique aspect being black water rafting - floating out the cave exit on lilos to the Nile river! (Well it beats swimming) Moa bones, cave wetas, formations and bush-clad sink holes are all features of the lowlands. The Fox river, Bullock creek and Wagon creek have many accessible caves. In particular, Wagon creek is very picturesque. Alas, I have few cave pictures... and those few do little justice to the region.

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