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Accommodation around Karamea

Karamea Holiday Park: Comfortable budget motels, cabins, power and tent sites in sheltered native bush by sandy estuary.

Karamea River Motels:  Quality spacious one and two bedroom units or studios with cooking facilities. Quiet and private, only 500m to township .

Karamea Village Hotel: Situated in the heart of Karamea, we are the first service off the Heaphy Track. Long time owner operator Diana Storer has an extensive knowledge of the district. With a restaurant featuring local delicacies. 9 modern units separate to the hotel, three with cooking facilities, all units serviced daily. Phone 03 7826 800 Freephone 0800 826 800. Email:

Last Resort: Comfortable and moderately priced accommodation options, café, restaurant and bar, its charming atmosphere is warm and friendly.  Make The Last Resort your base when exploring Karamea, Limestone Arches, Honeycomb Caves and the world-famous Heaphy and Old Ghost Road Tracks.

Riverstone Karamea - Great location over looking Karamea River. 2 bedroom self contained, well appointed chalets with cooking facilities, spa pool & bbq.

Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge (Seddonville, northern Buller):
5 ensuite guest rooms in main lodge. Walking tracks, fishing, four-wheeling, white water, gold-panning and mountain biking right on your doorstep, or more challenging deep adventure into surrounding conservation land.

Wangapeka Backpackers/Atawhai Farm (Karamea):
Backpackers/farmstay in 30 acres of Covenant bush backing onto the Little Wanganui River. 2 minutes from the start/end of the Wangapeka Track

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Karamea Activities

Karamea Outdoor Adventures: Kayaks, mountain bikes & fishing gear for hire. Adventure trips also available with a guide at 9am or 1pm. Call us on 03 782 681 for more info or email

Karamea Transport

Karamea Motors Express Ltd: Passenger and small freight service to Westport and connecting services. Heaphy and Wangapeka Track transport. Bus charters, rental vehicles and on demand taxi service. Phone 03 7826 757 or email us

Helicopter Charters Karamea:
Scenic helicopter flights and charters in the Northern West Coast area.  

Nelson Tour Operators We Recommend

Adventure Flights Golden Bay: Scenic and charter flight. Heaphy Track flights a specialty between Karamea, Nelson and Takaka. Optional landing adjacent to Brown Hut. 

Kahurangi Guided Walks: Guided walks in the Kahurangi National Park, including the Heaphy and Wangapeka Tracks. We also guide the Abel Tasman National Park.