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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  • We did the Heaphy in four days (In December 2015) and stayed in the 3 more modern huts. We walked it from the opposite end that people usually do, but nonetheless enjoyed it thoroughly. Everyday you g...  more »
  • Wonderful 4-day walk around every day, which is very different. We started at Brown Hut and ended at Kohaihai shelter. The first day is the hardest, because you constantly uphill runs here, but also the second day is not wrong, because this is the longest distance. Day 3 and 4 were for our pure enjoyment. The beautiful surroundings, many beautiful birds and, in our case, the great weather. The many sandflies at the Heaphy Hut are a small drawback, but heck, you also get over it. The trick is to keep moving, the sandflies are too slow to enter if you keep moving. If you are in the summer when the weather is also not too crazy, then get yourself through the tide tables for the last day. Normally you can just walk all day and it is almost all day eb.
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  • I thought I'd share my experience doing Heaphy as a solo tramper in late May 2016, since I couldn't find any detailed info on this time of year when I was planning it. I had read online that Heaphy op...  more »