Closer to town is the Karamea Gorge, a trout fishing paradise attracting anglers from all over the world. The Karamea Gorge Track is a challenging walk that requires rock-hopping along the river bed, but is usually rewarding for those looking to catch BIG trout!
A small bush cabin known as Grey Hut is about six hours in, providing shelter for intrepid trampers, anglers and river rafters. A couple of hours walk along this track to Big Rock is a great day activity. Big Rock is aptly named, as it is a rock and it is very big. It tumbled out of the forested hills long ago and plunged into the river where the action of the water has carved and sculpted it into smooth curves and a perfect swimming hole. A great place for a family picnic, a fishing expedition, or a romantic outing with a close friend.