When we were in Karamea for our family holiday, we spent one day exploring the Oparara Basin. First, we checked out Box Canyon Cave, as I described last week, and then we went back along the road a few kilometers to another carpark. After we ate our lunch, we went on a loop walk that took us to Mirror Tarn and the Moria Gate Arch. This track was supposed to take about an hour and a half to walk, but I think it took us more like two hours. We took our time and enjoyed the walk. It was so peaceful and beautiful, there in the rainforest!
This is the Oparara River, from the bridge we crossed on the way from the carpark to the beginning of the track. Some of the boys walked through it!
This little bush robin came very close to us. They are totally unafraid of humans. Such a cute little thing!
I took this picture of a spider web to show Mom–and then forgot to show her. Well, Mom, you can see it now! I just thought it was quite interesting.
Mirror Tarn–a beautiful place!
Another bush robin showed up here.
Can you see two bush robins checking James out? He sat quite still for longer than I’ve seen him very many times.
As I approached this bridge, James laid down on the rail where you see him and said, “They ought to put the rails closer together so people can’t fall through and get hurt!”
I’ll share pictures of the rest of this walk next time. It was so beautiful! We took a lot of pictures.