Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

The Last Resort

  • 71 Waverley St. Map It
  • Karamea


  • Authentic accommodations
  • Decent bar-bistro and a restaurant
  • Helicopters land nearby to whisk you off to the national park


  • On the main street

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The glowing hardwood beams, stylish local artwork, and unusual turf roof make the Last Resort look very much at one with its surroundings, which are truly the last place to stay on the West Coast, heading north. The resort was largely hand-built; much of the timber was salvaged from the forest floor, following the end of milling the local rain forest. Check out the solid 24-meter-long (80-foot-long) hardwood roof beam in the bar area. Accommodations include two-bedroom cottages, studio units, en suite lodge rooms, and lodge rooms with shared facilities. Your hosts can arrange tours, helicopter rides, and shuttles to and from the Heaphy Track.

Hotel Information


71 Waverley St., Karamea, West Coast, 7893, New Zealand

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03-782–6617; 0800-505–042-(NZ only)

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 18 en suite studios (3 self-contained, 13 with kitchenette), 6 lodge rooms (shared bath), 3 cottages, 3 dorm rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 10/27/2015

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