Karamea (C1)

Karamea, West Coast South Island New Zealand.

GPS: -41.250915° 172.128378°

DoC Karamea brochure download: http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/west-coast/karamea-walks-brochure.pdf

Karamea overview

Karamea overview

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Historic tractor on display at entrance bridge to Karamea.

Historic tractor on display at entrance bridge to Karamea.

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Historic oyster crusher

Historic oyster crusher

Jumble of rusted rails and refurbished rail car.

Jumble of rusted rails and refurbished rail car.

Karamea estuary beach

Karamea estuary beach

Piers from the historic Karamea Railroad.

Piers from the historic Karamea Railroad.

Rails along the historic railway track

Rails along the historic railway track

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In 2008 the community of Karamea finished constructing a 20km track from the Oparara arches area down to the Fenian track.  This track can be walked as a day-walk shuttle if you park a car at the Fenian trailhead and then get a ride up to the Oparara Arches trailhead.  Here are some pix along the track:

Swingbridge on Oparara-Fenian track

Swingbridge on Oparara-Fenian track

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Stream canyon from the Postal River (?) swingbridge

Stream canyon from the Postal River (?) swingbridge

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Carved stump marking the 2008 completion of the Oparara track

Carved stump marking the 2008 completion of the Oparara track

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Oparara River seen from track

Oparara River seen from track

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Oparara-Fenian track---LUSH!

Oparara-Fenian track—LUSH!

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Sunshine Flat shelter on Oparara-Fenian track.

Sunshine Flat shelter on Oparara-Fenian track.

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Displays at Sunshine shelter

Displays at Sunshine shelter

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Machu Picchu Bridge along track

Machu Picchu Bridge along track

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