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Karamea is at the end of the road at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is a small rural community nestled in the forested mountains of Kahurangi National Park. The only road connection with the rest of New Zealand being the spectacular scenic drive over north from Westport….

Karamea is at one end of several popular tramping/hiking trails through the Kahurangi National Park, such as the Heaphy Track, Wangapeka and Leslie-Karamea tracks.

Spectacular mountain and coastal scenery and recent improvements in access to the internationally significant Oparara Basin draw an increasing number of visitors to the area, as does the relaxed atmosphere and sub-tropical micro-climate, making Karamea the perfect place to get away from the crowds and have a real West Coast adventure.

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