Saturday, 21 April 2012

Karamea the end of the road (almost).

We left Seddonville this morning with a plan to return on Tuesday as there are still things to investigate in the area.

Single lane bridge near Gentle Annie point.Single lane bridge near Gentle Annie Point.

Todays journey to Karamea was up through the Mokihinui Forest on 26km’s of winding road that 40kph was too fast as you were no sooner through one curve when you hit the next one. The view at about 600m above sea level was great with it being a reasonably clear day. It wasn’t until we reached Little Wanganui that we returned to just above sea level and a long straight road along the coast.


Arriving in Karamea we found the camp in very pleasant surroundings alongside the Karamea River.

The most Northerly camp site on the West CoastThe most Northerly camp site on the West Coast.Karamea Domain.Karamea Domain with the river in front of Gypsy Rover.

This is basically the end of the main road up the West Coast of the South Island with just a couple of minor roads to the start of the Heaphy Track, Oparara, Limestone Arches and the Honeycombe caves Beyond all this is the Kahurangi National Park. The only way out is back the way we came as far as Westport and then inland via the Nelson Lakes National Park.

Grass growing on the roof. Added insulation perhaps?Grass growing on the roof in Karamea. Added insulation perhaps?

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