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Karamea Lodge

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

we stayed for a few days, all too short. very civilised accommodation, well appointed, great location. Close to the top end walks and tours of the south island, great local ambience, terrific breakfasts, top line hosts who care, easy to find, quiet and clean with everything you need.

1Thank olderaustralian
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2013

This is probably one of the best places we have stayed in our own country. It is in a perfect location just out of Karamea. Three very well appointed double bedrooms with ensuite. Very private. A large shared kitchen, dining area and sitting area and a separate TV room. Breakfast is provided with fruit, cereal, toast etc and always a...

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2012

This is a great place, just outside the small village of Karamea about an hours drive from Westport. The lodge is set back from the coast and has a great view across the garden to the lagoon, especially when the tide is in. The bush and hills provide the backdrop. Our room and the living area were very comfortable and...

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is an amazing place just outside of Karamea as you go into town there are three rooms in the lodge building all with decks and a fantastic view of the estuary Rooms are well appointed with a fridge in each room There is a shared kitchen where a lovely breakfast is available each morning There was only one other...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 December 2011

By far the best place we stayed during our 3-week trip to the South Island. This is a "self-contained" accommodation, but also includes a great breakfast too. We stayed two nights (and wish we had stayed longer). The lodge is truly amazing ... three guest rooms, washing machine, but the common room/kitchen was beautiful. We grilled a steak on the...

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Reviewed 25 July 2010

"The best kept secret of the west coast" was the advertisement for Karamea, the Opara-Basin, and the limestone arches, and we (German) met a lot of New Zealander's who had not heard of it yet! It is still 50 km north of Westport on a very winding road but it's definitely worth the trip! The lodge is amazing, spacious, very...

2Thank JuppHamburg
Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 19 March 2009

Karamea is literally the end of the road north of Westport. The lodge is a house and the owners live in another house 50 meters away. The setting is very pleasant and quiet. All of the rooms and the public areas have great views of the ocean. On the first of my two night stay I was the only person...

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Reviewed 2 January 2008

Peaceful,elegant beach house. Our families rented the entire lodge for five nights after Christmas. The property was immaculate, new and modern. The deck opens onto a large lawn and then a tidal estuary and Tasman Sea. The common room and kitchen are very well equipped. Our hosts (Jenny and Mark) were very helpful - arranging horse back riding and dinner...

1Thank boston65

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karamea Lodge: A Hidden treasure. Discover our spectacularly located lodge situated in the semi-tropical northwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Blissfully quiet, bordering native bush on the warm sheltered estuary waters. Each of our three en suite rooms have their own veranda for viewing the majestic sunsets. Karamea Lodge is a great place to base yourself to do a day walk onto the Heaphy Track or the Oparara Limestone system. ... more   less 

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Address: 4589 Karamea Highway | Northern Buller, Westport, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Number of rooms: 18
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“They are all great (facing the Tasman Sea), but we really enjoyed the room we had at the south end of the lodge.”
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