Heaphy Hut
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This is a 32 -bunk hut located on the Heaphy Track in the Buller area.

Hut overview


Great Walk


Bookings required


  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
32 bunk beds

About this hut

This is one of seven Great Walk huts 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.

Facilities and services

All huts on the Heaphy Track have heating, long drop toilets supplied with toilet paper, and cold running water.

The Heaphy Hut has gas cooking facilities, sinks with cold running water inside the hut, lighting, heating, individual bunk rooms with eight bunks and mattresses per room, and flush toilets attached to the hut.

You'll need to bring your own cooking utensils and sleeping bag as these are not supplied.

There are no showers in any of the huts.

Hut rangers move between huts in the summer. As well as checking bookings, they are able to provide information about the track and weather.


This hut is on the Heaphy Track.

Topo50 map sheet: BP22
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1525186, N5462419


  • Adult (18+ years): $34 per night
  • Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required


Bookings are required all year.

Book Heaphy Hut online or contact:

Whakatū / Nelson Office
Phone:   +64 3 546 9335
Email:   nelson@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Monro State Building
186 Bridge Street
Nelson 7010
Full office details


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
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Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 528 6543
Email:   info@motuekaisite.co.nz
Address:   20 Wallace Street
Motueka 7120
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