the grounds are lovely and are a relatively quick/easy drive from the oparara and moria gate arches (i highly recommend the oparara arch walk).
if your gas tank is not full, you can get gas at the nearby gas station before you head up the arches or back down the coast.
TIP: be sure to leave plenty of time (at least 24 hours) for the staff to respond if your primary mode of communication is email (emailing is likely for international travelers since the last resort's 800 number is for NZ only).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Last Resort was hand built by entrepreneurial locals and first opened for business in 1992. The complex offers a range of accommodation options, restaurant and bar facilities. Make this "very special place" your base when exploring Karamea, the Oparara Basin, the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy and Whangapeka Tracks. ... more less