Karamea

South IslandWest Coast

Karamea

Karamea is situated at the end of the road, at the Northern end of New Zealand's South Island's West Coast. It rests on the flats of the Karamea River and the coastal plain. It takes approximately one and half hours along the scenic road state highway 67, from Westport. The area is lush with native bush, Nikau palms, ferns, caves, rivers, alluvial flats, as well as beautiful long stretches of accessible sandy beaches, that border the Tasman Sea. The huge expanse of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahurangi_National_Park">Kahurangi National Park</a> lies to the north-east of Karamea. Abundant fishing opportunities can be had in the ocean fish for whitebait, flounder and snapper, as well as trout in the rivers.

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Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

1 hr return

The Tablelands

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Leslie Karamea Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 6 - 9 days one way, Distance: 91 km

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Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

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Oparara Basin

Oparara Arch Walk

Oparara Basin

Oparara Arch Walk

Oparara Basin

2 km return | 50 minutes return

Time: 10 min

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Kōhaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Kōhaihai Campsite

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 30 min round trip

2.2 km return | 1 hour return

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Lis & Rob Tate

United Kingdom

Cloud free skies gave us spectacular views of the night sky, including the milky way, without light pollution. All the areas around Lake Tekapo are amazing. Drive just out of town along some dirt roads, get isolated and enjoy the view!

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‘K’ Road Track

Oparara Basin

‘K’ Road Track

Oparara Basin

Time: 27km

1.2 km return | 40 minutes return

Time: 10 min

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Crossing the river at Kohaihai

Nikau Walk

Kahurangi National Park

Nikau Walk

Kahurangi National Park

985 m return | 50 minutes return