View of Heaphy Hut and Heaphy campsite
Image: Amy Rutledge | DOC
This is one of nine Great Walk campsites on the Heaphy Track.
It overlooks the Heaphy River mouth, which is an exciting place. The river surges out through a narrow gap into the sea - incoming waves halt the flow and the churning of salt and fresh waters is spectacular.
Limestone cliffs and lush tropical forest with nikau palms surround the area.
All campsites on the Heaphy Track have a water from a tap and toilets that are supplied with toilet paper; Heaphy Hut has a flush toilet. It also has sinks.
Campers are not permitted to use hut facilities.
Hut rangers move between nearby huts in the summer. As well as checking campsite bookings, they are able to provide campers with information about the track and weather.
This campsite is beside Heaphy Hut. It's a 2-hour 30-minute walk from Lewis hut and a 5-hour walk to the track end at Kohaihai.
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1525152-N5462315
Latitude:-40.98690857, Longitude: 172.1102092
Book online or contact Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre for more information.