"Don't be surprised if everyone waves to you as they pass by in Karamea........it's that kind of place".
For an iconic and genuine Kiwi experience, travellers escape the usual routes and head for Karamea; a peaceful enclave of forest, sea and sky. 'The Gateway to the Kahurangi National Park', Karamea offers a wealth of eco-tourism activities: hiking, mountain biking, and caving, as well as fishing, surfing, and bird-watching. Set in the extraordinary beauty and sub-tropical climate of the Northern West Coast of the South Island this coastal property presents a sensational opportunity for a family lifestyle, holiday retreat or hospitality enterprise.
Architect-designed and built in 2002, the solidly constructed 280 sq m lodge has a spacious reception foyer, three beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms and an impressive open plan living area, with rich beech floors and views of the estuary and sea. Self-catering, with all the luxuries of an exclusive resort the home is wheelchair compliant with generous kitchen and laundry utility areas and storage. In addition, a spacious three bedroom Fraemohs home currently provides a steady holiday accommodation income stream.
With safe fresh and saltwater swimming in the estuary, the property also boasts approximately two ha of virgin rata and kahikatea forest featuring walking tracks and alive with birdsong. The tree-studded grounds provide a spectacular setting for functions with groves of eucalyptus, pohutukawa, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, expansive lawns. Space for a grazing paddock rounds out a comprehensive lifestyle package.
A spectacular 90 minute drive from Westport, it is a mere five minute drive to the Karamea village, where there is a range of services, shops and cafes, a school catering for Years 1-13, beachfront golf course, and an aerodrome with a sealed runway with regular flights to larger centres.