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Guest suite in Tasman
Gum Tree Studio - The perfect country retreat!
With amazing views and the Taste Tasman cycle trail at the end of the road this is the perfect retreat to get away from it all. We're lucky to be surrounded by farmland, countryside, mountains, sea, National Parks, fresh air and birdsong. Just a short 10 minute drive from the popular village of Mapua and 10 minutes from Motueka this artistic, modern, roomy and stylish studio is a perfect getaway. The Studio is located at the rear of our home property, down a private drive, with ample parking.
$77 per night
Guest suite in Kaiteriteri
Kaiteriteri Abel Tasman Getaway
Enjoy your stay in this beautifully appointed 1 bedroom studio surrounded by wonderful bush views and amazing bird life. Wake to bird song every morning and get ready for the delights that the region has to offer. The gorgeous golden sands of Kaiteriteri beach are less than a 5 minute stroll away. The studio is handy to cafes, bike hire, a mountain bike park and a convenience store. Water taxis and kayaking tours into the Abel Tasman National Park depart from the Kaiteriteri beach daily.
$120 per night
Cottage in Fox River
Place for 2 with a sea view 1 Bedroom / W/ Hot Tub
Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. Spectacular elevated views will greet you on arrival, inviting you into our piece of paradise. This one bed-roomed luxury getaway is a private, warm, and relaxing place to unwind. Surrounded by native bush and oceanic views over the Tasman, it's a perfect getaway to absorb the beauty of the West Coast and everything it has to offer. The stunning coast road is right at your doorstep and is regarded as one of the top 10 drives in the world.
$176 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Karamea

Bungalow in Ligar Bay
Modern Bach - Private waterfront access + Kayaks
$122 per night
Guesthouse in Takaka
Karaka chalet- bird and stream song in Golden Bay
$83 per night
Guesthouse in Tasman
The Studio
$86 per night
Guest suite in Kaiteriteri
Split Apple Beaches & Bays Marahau
$132 per night
Apartment in Marahau
Abel Tasman Marahau Self contained, 50m to beach
$103 per night
Guesthouse in Upper Moutere
Applegirth - Peaceful Retreat near Mapua
$91 per night
Yurt in Motueka Valley
Stunning views from warm cosy yurt
$71 per night
Apartment in Mapua
Pohutukawa Farm, Mapua Inlet, sea views.
$120 per night
Home in Mapua
Mapua Studio High Quality Accommodation
$82 per night
Guest suite in Motueka
The Beach Kiwi Studio
$96 per night
Guesthouse in Parapara
Studio by the beach
$60 per night
Guest suite in Tutaki
Mangles Valley Paradise
$99 per night

Your guide to Karamea

All About Karamea

Tucked between lush rainforest and the Tasman Sea on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Karamea offers a taste of Kiwi wilderness.The tiny township, 90 minutes north of the town of Westport, sits on the shore of the Karamea River, which flows into a lagoon at the Karamea Bight. Visitors come to this region to admire spectacular limestone formations such as the Moria Gate Arch and explore more than a million acres of bluffs, sinkholes, and beech forest at nearby Kahurangi National Park.

The area was first settled in the 1870s, primarily by fishermen, gold miners, and farmers. Today, Karamea and the nearby village of Little Wanganui are popular among cave explorers, fishing parties in search of trout on the Karamea River, and surfers. If you’re keen to get out on the waves, Tauranga Bay to the south is a prime spot to dip your board.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Karamea

The busiest season in Karamea is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, between June and August. This is also when Karamea is at its rainiest, with significant precipitation for up to half of the month. As it’s on the edge of the rainforest, Karamea’s relative humidity rarely drops much below 80 percent all year round. The hottest and driest months in Karamea are January through March, when it rarely rains more than once a week. The likelihood of rain roughly doubles from June to October, which tends to be the slowest season for visitors.

One of the area’s biggest events is the Westport Whitebait Festival in October, where locals celebrate the town’s fishing heritage with cooking demonstrations, live music, and all-ages entertainment.

Top things to do in Karamea

Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi is the second-largest national park in New Zealand and offers wildly varied terrain, from unspoiled rivers to coastal forests and alpine herb fields. Karamea is the gateway to Kahurangi, and there are several hiking options, including single-day treks to Mount Stormy or along the Fenian Track, and the multi-day Heaphy Track and Wangapeka Track.

Honeycomb Hill Caves

The Honeycomb Hill Caves in the Oparara River Basin is a protected area encompassing almost 100 acres of Kahurangi National Park. These stunning natural rock formations carved by the river are best explored via a guided tour; you can combine one with a visit to nearby Honeycomb Arch.

Karamea Bluff

The Tasman Sea Coast, which stretches south from Karamea to Westport, draws surfers, anglers, and hikers to the region. Some of the best views around are from the top of Karamea Bluff. Once you’re up there, you might spot shorebirds and seabirds whirling overhead, including rare species of petrels.

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