Transport Services

Getting to Karamea,
Karamea to Heaphy Track

The road to Karamea over Karamea Bluff is one of the most beautiful drives in the world and affords stunning views of the Tasman coast, river valleys, verdant forest and jagged mountain ranges.

Driving Distances

To Karamea From: Distance (Hrs)
Christchurch via Lewis 434KM ( 6:00 )
Picton 392KM ( 6:00 )
Nelson 328KM ( 5:00 )
Greymouth 195KM ( 2:55 )
Westport 98KM ( 1:30 )

Bus Transport

Heaphy Track to Karamea

Karamea Connections

Between Kohaihai at the western end of the track and Karamea, Brian from Karamea Connections operates a pick up/drop off service for $15 per person on scheduled daily trips at 9.30 and 1.30, but is happy to pick up trampers outside these times (minimum charge $40)

For more information or to make a booking, call (03) 7826 667.
Brian is based at Rongo Backpackers and Gallery (guests here receive a $2 discount) but is happy to transport trampers to other accommodation businesses in Karamea.

Heaphy Track Buss and Shuttle Services:

Karamea Connections Phone: 03-7826-667
E-mail: rongo@actrix.co.nz
Web: karameaconnections.co.nz
Affordable Transport Phone: 027-4237-428
E-mail: exploregb@yahoo.co.nz
Golden Bay Coachlines Phone: 03-5258-352
E-mail: info@gbcoachlines.co.nz
Web: www.gbcoachlines.co.nz
Heaphy Track Help Phone: 03-5259-576
E-mail: info@heaphytrackhelp.co.nz
Web: www.heaphytrackhelp.co.nz
Nelson Lakes Shuttles Phone: 03-5211-900
E-mail: info@nelsonlakesshuttles.co.nz
Web: www.nelsonlakesshuttles.co.nz
Somerset Hostel Trampers Transport Phone: 03-5248-624
E-mail: info@backpackerscollingwood.co.nz
Web: www.backpackerscollingwood.co.nz
The Heaphy Bus Phone: 03-5402-042
E-mail: info@theheaphybus.co.nz
Web: www.theheaphybus.co.nz
Trek Express Phone: 0800 128 735 or 03-5402-289
E-mail: info@trekexpress.co.nz
Web: www.trekexpress.co.nz

To Karamea from the Rest of New Zealand:

Route Bus Company Information
Westport Intercity New Zealand-wide Inter-city bus service. www.intercity.co.nz
Westport East West Coaches & Rentals Only between Christchurch - Westport
Ph +64 3 789 6251

Air Transport Services

Abel Tasman Air Phone: 0800-304-560 or 03-5288-290
E-mail: info@abeltasmanair.co.nz
Web: www.flytasmanbay.co.nz
Capital Air Phone: 0800 588 885 or 027 459 4924
E-mail: info@capitalair.co.nz
Web: www.capitalair.co.nz
Golden Bay Air Phone: 0800-588-885 or 03-5258-725
E-mail: info@goldenbayair.co.nz
Web: www.goldenbayair.co.nz
Helicopter Charter Karamea Phone: 03-7826-111
E-mail: Julie@karameahelicharter.co.nz
Web: www.karameahelicharter.co.nz
Remote Adventures Air Transport Phone: 0800-150-338 or 03-5256-167
E-mail: flyaway@remoteadventures.co.nz
Web: www.remoteadventures.co.nz