Nelson/Tasman and West Coast regions

Looking towards Perry Saddle Hut on Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park.

Looking towards Perry Saddle Hut on Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Nelson/Tasman and West Coast regions.

Created in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand's newest national parks, and at 452,002 hectares it is also the second largest. Translated, its name has a number of meanings including 'treasured possession', an apt description of its wonderfully diverse natural and recreational values. In places it is an untracked wilderness, elsewhere a wonderful network of tracks lets you explore wild rivers, high plateaux and alpine herbfields, and coastal forests.

View the Kahurangi National Park brochure (PDF, 593K).

Alert/Important notice

 Graham Valley Road now open to 4WD vehicles only

The road is rough and slippery and extreme caution is required. Contractors may still be working on site.

Location

Kahurangi is in the northwest corner of New Zealand's South Island. Motueka, Takaka, Karamea, Tapawera and Murchison are the park's gateway towns.
 
 

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Weather

Maps

DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map

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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

Walking track categories

Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Contacts

Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
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