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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"Tolle Mischung aus Kultur, Geschichte, Natur gespickt mit etwas Offroad-Abenteuer! Unser Fahrer war sehr bemüht und brachte uns auch an Plätze die nicht im Reiseführer beschrieben waren! Dieser Trip war jeden Cent wert! Steht als Fixpunkt bei unserem nächsten Besuch fest!!!"
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"Best view in Rio de Janeiro. Totally worth it!"
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"We had a great time with the day tour. Our guide - Mr Feliciano was nice and accomodated to our needs. We enjoyed the 4×4 experience and seafood lunch by the beach! Thank you for the pastel da nata, a truly amazing dessert!"
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"Very interesting and fun tour of the cork factory. A special thanks to Florença, who led us through it with great passion and knowledge."
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"The trip was amazing. Great views and was very entertaining!!"
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"Nice journey around Sal. The guide was good and friendly. If you have time and money you should take this buggy tour"

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