Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand www.karameaholidayhomes.co.nz

Koihaihai Point is a great destination for picnics and to explore

The start/end of the heaphy track

Fishing on Karamea Beach

Scotts Beach Karamea


Karamea offers something for everyone.

  • Caving – family friendly tours, and some for the more  adventurous. Some are free and some are fee-paying.
  • Walking - the start of the Heaphy Track. Near to the Wangapeka Track. Beaches and estuary walks.  The Oparara Basin has hours of walks to enjoy. Make sure you do the link track, the Fenian Track, Scotts Beach, the Nikau Palm Walk track and the zig zag track -there are two of  these!
  • Mountain biking – mixed ability track.  Mountain bikes can be hired locally. 
  • Kayaking – on the Karamea and Oparara Rivers, smooth and white water, suitable for families and the more adventurous. - you can hire  kayaks in Karamea for a reasonable fee, the company will drop you off and collect you.
  • Sunsets – on the West Coast you experience the best sunsets in New Zealand and Karamea is no exception.  Take the  beach chairs provided at Karamea Holiday Homes, a blanket, a bottle of wine, some glasses and you are set!  - You can also make a beach fire and toast marshmallowson! 
  • Beach – Karamea provides beautiful uncrowded beaches to explore, including Scott’s Beach at the start of the Heaphy Track.  
  • Fishing – From white baiting to trout fishing (in season), fishing from the beach, Karamea has it all.
  • Bird Watching - You can hear a huge variety of birds in Karamea. You will see lots of wading birdsand at the esturary and hear many native species in the bush and forest. A great spot is just over the bridge of the Karamea River towards Koihaihai. Turn immediately left  (this is a sharp hair pin bend) and you can park there. Have a picnic, then explore and walk right to the beach. 
  • Golf – Karamea boasts an 9 hole golf course, which borders the sea. It  has awesome views and great people to play with!
  • Arts  and  crafts – Many local  people create a wide range of arts and crafts that you can view  at the local shops. The Global Gypsy has a good range of the local art products on offer, as do the 'Crooked Tree' and the 'Old School collections'  and Information Centre or in their own workshops.
  • Food – There are a number of lovely places to eat in Karamea, and of course BBQ’s, beaches and picnic areas.
  • Relax – Karamea has a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere. While there, you can not help but relax and unwind.  

We look forward to seeing you soon. You won’t regret  it.

Karamea Holiday Homes, 3-5 Umere Road, Market Cross, Karamea, The northern part of the West Coast of the South Island
021 172 9829 :: Mobile: 021 172 9829 :: Email: info@karameaholidayhomes.co.nz
Some photos taken by Trevor Dennis of Blenheim
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