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New Zealand’s caving areas

New Zealand’s caving areas

New Zealand’s main caving areas are all in areas of limestone or marble. In the North Island the centre of activity is at Waitomo. In the South Island most caving occurs in north-west Nelson and on the West Coast. Most cavers live in the northern North Island.

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Carl Walrond, 'Caving - Caving in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/11505/new-zealands-caving-areas (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007