Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park

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Southern Wilderness specialises in innovative day and multi-day Guided Walks with Gourmet Menus through the three National Parks of the Nelson Tasman region. The Heaphy Track in Kahurangi National Park, The Coastal Track in Abel Tasman National Park as well as the Travers Sabine Circuit and Mt Angelus Alpine Experience in the Nelson Lakes National Park these are the flagship multi-day walks in the region. To visit Heaphy Track and other attractions in Kahurangi National Park, use our Kahurangi National Park trip builder.
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  • Is not a trek of amazing landscapes except the last stage, the first and the second from Brown hut are normal, good nature but nothing that impress you, the third since Lewis hut at heaphy hut starts good, trees, giant bird never ears, trees covered with moss green plants more green has ever seen,... just need to see Adam and Eve walking among the nikau palms. The best is left to the end, walk along the West Coast is that don't forget, impresses the sound of the sea, only need to leave Neptune and you of two cuffs for attempting to go to swim. The huts of luxury, spacious, helpful, clean, zero complaints. Ideal track for those who likes nature and birds, medium-high level for those who love mountain and landscapes
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  • 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 logist...  more »
  • We went the Heaphy track using the guide company Bush and Beyond (please see separate 5-star rating!). We went in the middle of March (early New Zealand autumn) and had some rain in the beginning and fine sunny days thereafter. The temperature was cool at nights and mornings but hot at sunny hours. We walked from Kohaihai page which worked well. We slept four nights in both the modern and luxurious Heaphy, Mackay and the Perry Saddle-the cottages as well as in the older, smaller, and in our opinion, cozier Saxon House. The trail offers highly varied scenery, from the beachfront rain forest up through the Heaphyflodens Valley to subalpine scrubland, beautiful beech forests and limestone caves. New Zealand's unique flora and fauna is well represented on and around the path. For us it was the highlight of the bird life; fully with weka, fantail, tui and bellbird on the trail. Kaka, kea and kiwi in the area and can be heard now and then! The difficulty level is reasonable and depends on the length of time etappernas. The trail is well maintained and signposted. It begins and ends at some avlägna sites, we got help with transport. All in all, a wonderful composed nature experience. A gem among New Zealand's "Great walks"!
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