Last Resort

71 Waverley Street, Karamea, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel

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Day 205: Heaphy Trail: Heaphy Hut to Karamea

A travel blog entry by williampotter


The path from Heaphy Hut traces the coast and often opens to stunning views of the raging Tasman Sea. This palm-fringed coast is hardly Fiji. Stacks of driftwood trunks litter the beaches. Dangerous riptides make swimming suicidal. When the sea meets the shore it is churned into a froth resembling milk. The numerous stoat traps along the path are …

West Coast

A travel blog entry by edandkate


As we've said already we woke up the next morning to the freezing cold. Under the duvets in the van it was ok, but the minute you pluck up the courage to get up it is chilly. So much so that Ed's towel and shorts, wet from the hot pools the previous evening, had frozen instead of dried. To make up for this we put a pan of water on the camping gas burner (this place had no kitchen) in the hope of a decent cup of tea. This nearly came at a cost as gas leaked out a little and set the ...

Tunnels and caves

A travel blog entry by daretoknow


It was a great drive up north on a 100km cul-de-sac to Karamea. The hostel was the quirkiest I have found so far - the ceiling was full of paper-bird mobiles, a big ole piano and guitars, and a fully functioning radio station in one of the sheds out back. As soon as I got there I was invited to a river swim with half a dozen other travellers. We piled in the van and got dropped off alongside a very rocky river. I jumped straight in as the ...

The Heaphy Track: Long Distance & Lots of Rain

A travel blog entry by keith.robinson


After we left Abel Tasman National Park, it was a short drive north to the Golden Bay area and Kahurangi National Park. Kahurangi, according to Lonely Planet, means "Treasured Possession", and is the second largest National Park in the Country. Our mission was the Heaphy Track; a four day, 78 km 1-way track. However, we were not going to be following the typical route, because while the start and end points are only 78 km apart, it is a nearly 500 ...

Life in the Backcountry: When Nature Calls

A travel blog entry by keith.robinson


When Nature Calls

Here's a topic not for the faint of heart; nor for the squeamish or easily disturbed; nor is it a topic for those who deem themselves too prim and proper. But it is a topic which everyone must think about, whether you want to admit it or not. Regardless of whether you believe it or not, we all have to go at some point in the day... Even that good-looking guy with the sculpted chest and abs has to let a ...

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