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Travel Blogs from Karamea
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 …
We got a text from Zak and Georgie saying that they were heading up the
west coast and were close to Wesport, so we decided that we would hitch
hike there and meet up with them and head to a little place called
Karamea where there is lots of nice little walks and some cool caves to
We left the hostel early and had to walk a good while to
get to the highway. We got to walk past the air field which was pretty
awesome. We even saw a small ...
Side Note: Lots of the pictures I posted yesterday actually were taken today...I can't figure out an easy way to move them over, so go back and check those out if you want to know what in the world I'm talking about!
Sweet little town of Karamea. I kind of feel sorry for this run down, slow moving, snail of a town. I think there was a flood a while back, and the visitors quit coming, and the townspeople got depressed. They are shocked to ...
We have headed South (well, technically North first, then South!) and our first stop is Karamea.
We all jumped in Fat Amy ready to go on another Hawks' family adventure! We have 10 days to see the West Coast because we must get back for the girls to play some volleyball with the kiwis. The whole idea of traveling the West Coast is to stop as often as one would like to take in the view. This is pretty difficult when the person who is driving is going ...
We were told that the South Island cannot be visited without taking a trip down the west coast to the fiordlands and Milford Sound. So, in furtherance of our international edification, we set off without any real plan, for the 1500 mile round trip to the southern part of the South Island. The decision was made to stay as close to the coast as possible which would be a great idea because of the consistent breathtaking views and numerous activities. Also, we wanted ...