Suspension bridge over the Kōhaihai River.
Various to 7 km return
Time: 2 hr return
Distance: 7 km return
Take this walk for a good taste of the Heaphy Track’s coastal section. Cross the suspension bridge over the Kōhaihai River and continue over the Kōhaihai Bluff to the first palm-fringed beach. A short side track at the top of the bluff leads to a spectacular viewpoint.
Return the same way.
Time: 35 min return
Distance: 1.3 km return
Take a leisurely stroll through forest featuring nīkau palms, creeping kiekie and graceful kātote/tree ferns. After crossing the Kōhaihai suspension bridge, take the right branch of the track that leads through groves of nīkau palms before emerging on to the main part of the track.
Turn left here to complete the loop back to Kōhaihai via the suspension bridge, or return the same way, through the nīkau palms.
Time: 40 min return
Distance: 1.2 km return
The track climbs a hill behind the shelter at the picnic area to a lookout point, providing a coastal panorama.
These walks start from Kohaihai Campsite, at the end of the Karamea-Kohaihai Road, 16 km north of Karamea.