Karamea is a coastal town located some 100 kilometres north of Westport, on the wild West Coast. The Oparara Basin Arches, large natural river tunnels, are located in Karamea. Karamea is located 96km north-east of Westport and is the northern most settlement of a reasonable size on the West Coast. more
Karamea is secluded, located between the mountains and the sea and as such it offers excellent tramping, fishing, kayaking and caving. It is also the location of one end of the Heaphy Track which is one of New Zealand's nine great walks.
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Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation is located halfway between Westport and Karamea. From secluded houses and lodging surrounded by native bush, overlooking the ocean (set up so that it feels like you're the last on earth), to a seaside campground—kiwi camping as it used to be.
Operating scheduled flights between Wellington, Karamea, Nelson and Takaka, Golden Bay. Spectacular scenic flights from Takaka and Abel Tasman. Fly/cruise packages to experience both Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay without retracing your steps. All flights connect with our daily shuttle services to Heaphy Track and Abel Tasman National Park. Rental Car available in Takaka to explore Golden Bay.
Mobile-friendly - Get your Hire Bikes, hard tail or full suspension, from the people who service and ride bikes. With a good number of full /multi-day rides in and around Westport such as Old Ghost Road , Denniston Plateau, Charming Creek, Heaphy Track, Paparoa and Pike 29 Track. We offer a shuttle service as well as service workshop and Retail shop.
Mobile-friendly - ORIGINAL SHUTTLE AND RELOCATION PROVIDERS FOR THE OGR. Recognised SPECIALISTS in VEHICLE RELOCATION, from $175 incl. Lock boxes at both ends, free secure fenced parking in Seddonville for ultimate peace of mind. SHUTTLES run on demand to suit you. For any size group our competitive pricing structure will not be beaten. Check our website for prices and customer reviews.
Well worth a visit for outdoor adventurists and keen hikers, Karamea is a small coastal town located 100 kilometres north of Westport on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. The one and a half hour drive north from Westport includes stunning coastal scenery, rainforests and the Karamea Bluff, which offers spectacular views.
Mobile-friendly - We offer 5 different types of accommodation at the Last Resort. Whether it's a relaxing family holiday, a romantic getaway or an outdoor adventure expedition we'd love to have you stay with us. A relaxing retreat, a perfect setting to unwind in, away from the stresses of city life. The resort is a comfortable and very moderately priced tourist complex.
Mobile-friendly - Mountain Bike transport, Tramping Transport, and general tourism transport in the upper South Island of New Zealand. We provide chartered transport solutions to fit your needs so that you are not bound by inconvenient schedules. Our most popular services are Heaphy Track transport, Abel Tasman transport, Old Ghost Road transport, Cobb Valley transport and many more.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the stunning landscapes of the Marlborough high country region. Tour options include day tours, guided cycle tours, cruise ship shore excursions, small-group multiday heritage tours, Marlborough Winery tours, self-drive 4WD tours. With 30 years' experience owners Geoff and Lee, and their local guides offer a variety of experiences to explore the Blenheim, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and West Coast Regions.
Mobile-friendly - Unique combination of natural landforms, diverse ecosystems and spectacular caves and arches born of a million years of undisturbed isolation. Tucked away in a unique and remote corner of the warm rainforest of the Northern West Coast of New Zealand, near Karamea is the Oparara. Discover this beautiful and special area with us.
Trampers transport to all tracks in the northern part of the South Island, including Kahurangi Park, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. For all numbers of persons we can pick up by 4WD from accommodation or airport anytime of day to one or both ends of tracks including: Heaphy, Tablelands, Wangapeka, the Cobb Valley, and the Leslie Karamea.
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