The Karamea Information & Resource Centre, Market Cross (tel. 03/782-6652; fax 03/782-6654; www.karameainfo.co.nz), is opposite the Karamea Store in the tiny village of Market Cross. From November to April, it's open daily from 9am to 5pm; May to October, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 1pm. There is also a post office here along with a garage, crafts outlet, and cafe. Just beyond Market Cross are the Karamea Tavern, a supermarket, general store, the police station, motels, and the Last Resort. Everything is within walking distance, but the entrance to the Heaphy Track and Kahurangi National Park is another 15km (9 miles) farther on at the end of State Highway 67. For more information, check www.westcoastnz.com.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.