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Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand
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Rather easy walk, changing landscape

Went for the guided option 5 days Great, changing landscape, with a the last day a perfect... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
EMIELANDMARLEEN
,
De Haan, Belgium
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 13 June 2017
Wendy H
,
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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“great walk” (13 reviews)
“saddle hut” (12 reviews)
“nikau palms” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went for the guided option 5 days Great, changing landscape, with a the last day a perfect coastal.track Perfectly organised, motivated guides, who cooked every evening a gourmet dinner in the hut You carry your personal items and also sleeping bag. Average level of fitness...More

1  Thank EMIELANDMARLEEN
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 17 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

2  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

2  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

10  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

7  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

3  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

2  Thank GingerK6
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Janine M
5 February 2017|
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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
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Molly M
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
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