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Entrance to Bulmer Cavern

Entrance to Bulmer Cavern

A caver stands at the entrance to Bulmer Cavern on Mt Owen. It is New Zealand’s longest cave, stretching more than 50 kilometres. Geologically complex, Kahurangi National Park has some of the deepest caves in the world.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - Upper South Island parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015