Otira Gorge

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About Otira Gorge

Otira is a small township fifteen kilometres north of Arthur's Pass in the central South Island of New Zealand. It is on the northern approach to the pass, a saddle between the Otira and Bealey Rivers high in the Southern Alps. Otira means "o" (place of) and "tira" (the travellers). The Otira viaduct is to the south of Otira, between Otira and the Arthur's Pass summit. Completed in 1999 by McConnell Smith Pty Ltd, the 440 metres (1,440 ft) four-span viaduct carries State Highway 73 over a stretch of unstable land, replacing a narrow, winding, dangerous section of road that was prone to avalanches, slips and closures.

What People Are Saying

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"Tudo nesta experiência foi incrível, a equipe foi atenciosa e prestativa, os equipamentos e o barco eram novos e em perfeito estado. O guia foi muito gentil nos ajudando quando já estávamos cansados. Recomendo muitíssimo e se retornar ao Algarve, com certeza farei novamente. "
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"Treated my friend for her birthday to this trip and we had a lot of fun; really friendly and informative captain got to see some super sights. Would highly recommend. Thank you! "
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"Excellent tour! Our tour was rescheduled from May 13th tentatively to May 15th due to high winds. There was confusion on the morning of the 15th because we did not receive the 7 am notice that the tour would be going. Fortunately, the boat waited for us as we arrived late and the tour had started. The caves were amazing but the real adventure is getting in and out of the caves. Thank you to the guide who paddled with our friend. Sorry she didn't get your name but you were kind, patient and informative. Also, you really looked out for everyone's safety. Obrigado! This tour was truly a highlight of our visit to the Algarve. "
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"This is by far and away one of the best sight seeing tours I have ever done. The guides were great, and the caves were breathtaking. I would highly recommend this tour and with this company. Price was more than reasonable for what we received in return."

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