Swingbridge over Wekakura CreekImage: DOC/90 Seconds ©
Kahurangi National Park in
the Nelson/Tasman and West Coast regions
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Bookings are open for trips from 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018.
Bookings for trips from 1 July 2018 will open in June – check back in late May for the specific date.
Day 1: Brown Hut to Perry Saddle Hut
Image: | DOC
Day 2: Perry Saddle Hut to James Mackay Hut
Day 3: James Mackay Hut to Heaphy Hut
Image: Richard Rossiter ©
Takahē on the track - you may get to see them around Gouland Downs
Powelliphanta - try to spy this nocturnal carnivorous land snail around Heaphy Hut on a damp night
Image: Stefan and Kathrin Marks ©
'Enchanted forest' - moss covered beech forest
Image: Peter Black ©
Day 4: Heaphy Hut to Kōhaihai River mouth
Get on your bike! Mountain bikes are allowed between May and September
Image: Stephen Roberts ©
Mountain biking is only allowed from 1 May - 30 November.
Heaphy Track brochure (PDF, 4,343K) - includes map and profile
Heaphy Track walking guide (PDF, 845K)
Sunshine, blue skies and warm evenings greeted Don Herron when he rode the Heaphy Track in May 2016.