Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels



The Last Resort

At a Glance


  • authentic accommodations
  • decent bar-bistro and a restaurant
  • helicopters land nearby to whisk you off to the national park


  • on the main street

The Last Resort 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Waverley St., Karamea, 7893 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/782–6617; 0800/505–042 (NZ only)
  • Website:
  • Location: Karamea

    Hotel Details

  • 18 en suite studios (3 self-contained, 13 with kitchenette), 6 lodge rooms (shared bath), 3 cottages, 3 dorm rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-18-2014

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