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Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand
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An Relatively Easy Great Walk.

We walked this in the opposite direction that most people do due to being on the Karamea side. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy H
Morrinsville, New Zealand
Beautiful coastal track

The Heaphy is a great track that takes you through mountain forest, tussocklands, lowland forest... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Sue M
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1 week ago
“An Relatively Easy Great Walk.”
15 Apr 2017
“Beautiful coastal track”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this in the opposite direction that most people do due to being on the Karamea side. It is a very diverse track with each day having different scenery. We did it over 4 days and the middle 2 days were relatively big walks...More

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Heaphy is a great track that takes you through mountain forest, tussocklands, lowland forest, along rivers and along the sea. It is quite beautiful. You are able to swim at each of the 3 main huts. It is not a strenuous track & the...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I originally planned to hike the Abel Tazman, but after speaking with those that had hiked both the Heaphy and Tazman, all preferred the Heaphy due to less crowding and no water taxis. Although logistically problematic, the Heaphy diversifys through rain forest hills, along a...More

1  Thank oldtrailbeast
Reviewed 15 March 2017

"Great Walk" standard track. Clearly marked & well maintained. Comfortable footwear is best for multiple days on stoney ground. Take your best cushioning socks. Huts are booked in advance. Beds are either lower or upper bunk. Gas & water boiling pots are provided. Can be...More

1  Thank NZerGuy
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Heaphy Track doesn't have the dazzling alpine views of the Routeburn or Kepler or the sheet majestic beauty of the Milford or swimmable beaches of Abel Tasman, but it just may be our favorite Great Walk out of that list. Three main reasons: it's...More

8  Thank aml888
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We chose to fly over from Wellington with Golden Bay Air to Takaka and then got a shuttle bus to Brown Hut where we arrived at about 7.30pm... as planned. We stayed here overnight, all on our own (peace and quiet) and sat in front...More

6  Thank JazzyPerth
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This walk is amazing. I did a walk from Kohaihai to Scott's Beach. I really enjoyed the stunning views over the whole area.

Thank Jared S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Starting at the Golden bay end of the Heaphy Track you an do this walk comfortably over 4 days with 3 nights in the Department of Conservation huts along the way. A more leisurely hike, or with younger children I would recommend at least 5...More

2  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were keen to do one of NZ's 'Great Walks' and were recommended the Heaphy. It was fabulous - a personal challenge for each of us, an amazing experience, comfy huts, incredible panoramic views with very changeable scenery and sore feet!! We walked from the...More

1  Thank GingerK6
Reviewed 28 December 2016

An absolute classic. Total wilderness, incredible scenery, incredible variety, incredible range of native flora and fauna. Even NZers will find some of the landscapes exotic. Thanks DOC for a stellar effort maintaining the track, huts and signage.

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Janine M
Hi. I'm doing this walk first weekend in March. What footwear did everyone wear? I have both boots and trail shoes. My boots have not done many kms though.
5 February 2017|
Response from AnzacPete | Reviewed this property |
Hi Janine, 3 in the group had boots & 4 trail shoes. Whatever is the most comfortable. The track is very well formed & even so ankle support is less of a problem. Make sure you pack all your stuff in a pack liner (rubbish... More
Molly M
Has anyone done this track in winter? I'm an 18 year old female looking to do this track in winter alone and wondering if it's safe enough. I'm in decent to good shape and would pack cautiously. Should I worry going alone?
12 March 2016|
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Response from Craig D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah, research the track on the DOC site and prepare accordingly, be aware that mountain bikers ride the track from 1 May until 30 September which creates an element of danger in itself but also gives you a number of... More
Is there an option to have gear taken to huts so we dont have to carry heavy packs as we are a group of 8 thinking of going in our early 60s and some have shoulder and back issues
9 November 2015|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hi Sarah. On our tours the guides carry all of the food and safety equipment so all you have to carry is your personal belongings, (sleeping bag, clothes, etc) hope this answers your question, feel free to give me a call on... More