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 BBQ grill one night. The property (just south of Karamea township) is on a wonderful tidal estuary, and you can sit on lawn chairs and sip wine while watching the sun set over the Tasman Sea. Jenny was wonderful to talk with (Mark was away) ... felt like a best friend by the time we left. The Opara Basin area was great to spend a day at. This place is truly a gem and I highly recommend it.
- 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