Heaphy Track coast tide tables
Visitors need to subtract 30 minutes from the Land Information New Zealand Westport Port tide timetables to get the correct tide times for the Heaphy Track coastline.
Wave surge warning
When planning your trip, ensure you check the tide tables and allow adequate time in case of delays.
Sections of the coastal track between Kohaihai and Heaphy Hut may also be affected by rogue waves, large wave surges during high tides and rough seas which can cause the track to be temporarily impassable.
Sections affected are clearly signposted.
You must make your own safety assessment and be prepared to wait until the tide retreats as there are no alternative tracks available.