West Coast

See, do & stay

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Category
Listings
History & heritage
Denniston Mine
Westport and Karamea
Denniston

Once a leading coal mining town, Denniston sits high on a steep incline railway once described as the eight wonder of the world.

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Cycling
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Westport and Karamea
The Old Ghost Road

The 85km-long Old Ghost Road traverses majestic native forest, open tussock tops, river flats and forgotten valleys, providing days of adventure and spectacular huts for mountain bikers and trampers.

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Lodges
Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge
Westport and Karamea
Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge

Accommodation and dining at the top of The Old Ghost Road on the West Coast of New Zealand.

$230
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Bed & breakfast
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Westport and Karamea
The Bay House Beach Studios & Garden Suites

Luxury island style accommodation located in Tauranga Bay, just 16 minutes from Westport.

$440 - $570
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Main town centres
Art Deco Westport - Charles Bruning
Westport and Karamea
Westport

Westport is a coastal township located near the mouth of the Buller River and is the gateway to the northern part of the West Coast.

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Campsites
Kohaihai Campsite
Westport and Karamea
Kohaihai Campsite

Located on the Kohaihai River mouth near Karamea and the Oparara Basion. There are short, day or overnight walks from here.

$4 - $8
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Visitor Information Centres
Murchison Information Centre
Westport and Karamea
Murchison Information Centre

We do bookings and reservations and provide friendly and professional advice and information.

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History & heritage
coal town museum
Westport and Karamea
Coaltown Museum

Coaltown is a museum dedicated to telling the stories of the pioneers who battled our rugged environment in search of a better life.

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Hotels
The Last Resort front
Westport and Karamea
The Last Resort

We love Karamea and can't wait to welcome you to NZ's best kept secret. We have accommodation, a licensed restaurant, a cafe and a bar.

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Hotels
Westport Motor Hotel
Westport and Karamea
Westport Motor Hotel

The Westport Motor Hotel is a leading accommodation provider in Westport with 27 studio units, onsite restaurant and bar.

$115 - $129
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Walking & hiking
Cape Foulwind Walkway
Westport and Karamea
Westport Walks

Walks in the Westport area, West Coast New Zealand.

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Campsites
Lyell campsite
Westport and Karamea
Lyell Campsite

The site of the historic gold-rush town of Lyell, this large, grassed campsite is easily accessible.

$4 - $8 per night.
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Visitor Information Centres
Bullerbay Information Centre
Westport and Karamea
Buller Bay Information & Resource Centre

We are a community resource and information centre and aim to assist anyone who comes through our doors as efficiently as possible.

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Beaches, lakes & coastline
Seal Westport
Westport and Karamea
Tauranga Bay Fur Seal Colony

A short walk with spectacular ocean views, steeple rocks, and a large year-round fur seal colony.

Free
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Backpackers
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Westport and Karamea
Bazils Hostel & Surf School

Welcome to Bazil's Hostel & Surf School on the stunning West Coast, your gateway to hiking, kayaking, surfing, mountain biking and caving adventures. Centrally located in town, close to bars, shops and cafés.

$33 - $100
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Boutique
Ferry Mans Cottage
Westport and Karamea
Ferry Man's Cottage

Currently The Number one Vacation Rental on Trip Advisor for the whole of the South Island of New Zealand.

$349 - $525
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Oparara Arches in Karamea - New Zealand - 1853
Westport and Karamea
Oparara Experience

Join us on one of our guided eco tours amongst the pristine rainforest and limestone caves of the unique Oparara Basin. Several tour options available.

$95 - $150
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Holiday parks
Carters Campervan Site
Westport and Karamea
Carters Beach Top 10 Holiday Park

Welcome to the, beautiful Northern West Coast of New Zealand's South Island and our beachside park.

$40 - $213
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Cycling
Mountain Bike Craig Madsen
Westport and Karamea
Biking near Westport

There are three bike trails near Westport on the West Coast.

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Motels & self-contained
Buller Court Motel
Westport and Karamea
Buller Court on Palmerston

Ray and Diana offer you a very special stay at Buller Court Motel, our Host Accommodation motel in Westport, on the west coast of the Southern Alps.

$150 - $200
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Airports
Air Charter Karamea
Westport and Karamea
Air Charter Karamea

Karamea's only aeroplane charter company, offering Heaphy Track and Old Ghost Road transfers.

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Main town centres
Karemea
Westport and Karamea
Karamea

Karamea is a secluded haven, snuggled into the warm northwest corner of the South Island. Long empty beaches, river estuaries, incredible granite and limestone formations.

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Motels & self-contained
Omau Settlers Lodge Motel
Westport and Karamea
Omau Settlers Lodge Motel

Guests can enjoy a warm welcome and total tranquility in beautiful surroundings.

$165-215
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Airports
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Westport and Karamea
Westport Airport

The Westport Airport provides Passenger, Commercial and Recreational operations and is a mere five minute drive from the town centre. The Airport terminal was refurbished in 2007, and provides high standards of passenger comfort.

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Lodges
birds ferry lodge
Westport and Karamea
Birds Ferry Lodge

Experience the difference with a luxurious stay at Birds Ferry Lodge or Ferry Man's Cottage.

Lodge Rooms $350-$420, Cottage $250-$525
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Boutique
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Westport and Karamea
Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation

Half an hour north of Westport on the doorstep of the Kahurangi National Park, Gentle-Annie is a coastal enclave with its own warm frost free micro climate.

$25 - $200
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Heaphy
Westport and Karamea
The Heaphy Track

One of New Zealand’s nine great walks, the Heaphy Track, finishes (or starts, depending on which way you’re heading) at Karamea. The 82-kilometre, four-day tramp attracts visitors from all over the world every year.

Children - Free. Adults $14 to $32
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Visitor Information Centres
Karamea information centre
Westport and Karamea
Karamea Information and Resource Centre

Karamea has a relaxed ‘off the beaten track’ feel.

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Motels & self-contained
Karamea River Motels
Westport and Karamea
Karamea River Motels and Jetboat Tours

Quality spacious units in Karamea and home of the Karamea River Jet Scenic Tours.

$140 - $180
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scotts Beach, Karamea
Westport and Karamea
Scotts Beach, Karamea

Scotts Beach in Karamea has stunning seascapes and amazing views. The big plus is you will probably have the beach all to yourself.

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Visitor Information Centres
Westport I Site
Westport and Karamea
Westport i-SITE Visitor Centre

To help you find those special places and plan your West Coast holiday.

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Must see
Oparara Arches in Karamea - New Zealand - 1302
Westport and Karamea
Oparara Arches

Tucked away in a corner of Kahurangi National Park, The Oparara has a magic all of its own, born of a million years of undisturbed isolation.

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Adventure
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Westport and Karamea
Buller Swing Bridge

Buller Gorge Swingbridge Adventure and Heritage Park is a must-see tourism destination, located just hours away from Nelson and Picton, Westport and the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, and Christchurch.

$10 to $115
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Walking & hiking
Nikau Walk
Westport and Karamea
Kohaihai / Karamea Walks

Walks in the Karamea and Kohaihai area in northern West Coast New Zealand.

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Hotels
Karamea Village Hotel
Westport and Karamea
Karamea Village Hotel

Situated in the heart of Karamea, we are the first service off the Heaphy Track. Surrounded by the Kahurangi National Park, we offer a world of natural wonderland experiences, or just a holiday "away from it all".

$125 - $165
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Adventure
Ultimate Descents New Zealand
Westport and Karamea
Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Good spirited kiwis, giving the opportunity for travelers to explore our wild and scenic rivers.

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Holiday parks
Karamea Holiday Park
Westport and Karamea
Karamea Holiday Park

Leave the rest of the world behind and come to this out of the world way place where the locals still wave to motorists and have time for a friendly chat.

$15 - $95
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Beaches, lakes & coastline

Karamea surf and SUPs

Westport and Karamea
Glasseye Drive, Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand
Lodges

Miners on Sea

Westport and Karamea
117 Torea St, Granity 7823, West Coast, New Zealand
Lodges

ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge

Westport and Karamea
330 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Carters by the Sea

Westport and Karamea
27 Marine Parade, Carters Beach 7892, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Buller Bridge Motel

Westport and Karamea
The Esplanade, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Bella Vista Motel Westport

Westport and Karamea
314 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Gentle Annie Seaside Holiday homes

Westport and Karamea
328 De Malmanches Rd, Mokihinui 7891, West Coast, New Zealand
Boutique

Archer House

Westport and Karamea
75 Queen Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New
Backpackers

Gentle Annie Seaside Holiday Backpackers

Westport and Karamea
328 De Malmanches Rd,, Mokihinui 7891, West Coast, New Zealand
Adventure

Karamea Outdoor Adventures

Westport and Karamea
Bridge Street, Karamea, West Coast, New Zealand
Holiday parks

Westport Holiday Park & Motels

Westport and Karamea
4-6 Domett St, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
Around the coast

Westport Shuttles

Westport and Karamea
177 Palmerston St,, Westport, West Coast, New Zealand
Hotels

Little Wanganui Hotel

Westport and Karamea
Little Wanganui Hotel, Road 3, Karamea, West Coast
Restaurants

The Quarry Restaurant

Westport and Karamea
284 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
Boutique

Riverstone Karamea

Westport and Karamea
2 Arapito Road, Karamea, 7893, West Coast
Cafes

Donaldo's Cafe

Westport and Karamea
23 Marine Parade, Carters Beach 7825, Westport, New Zealand
Motels & self-contained

Westport Spa Motel

Westport and Karamea
239 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, West Coast, New Zealand
Boutique

The Waves Studio

Westport and Karamea
76 Martin Road, Upper Moutere 7175,, Nelson, New Zealand