Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

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Time: 4 - 6 days, Distance: 78.4 km

The Heaphy Track is one of New Zealand's Great Walks. Best navigated from east (Golden Bay - see start point on map) to west. The Heaphy Track takes in alpine, rainforest and beach sections as you make your way towards the end point, just north of Karamea.

If you only have one day then traveller feedback suggests that the Karamea side is best - Scott's beach is a stunner!

This walk can be guided as well, there are several different guiding companies offering great service.

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Golden Bay Address:
Kahurangi National Park, Buller

44 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Fi

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great huts with cooking facilities. Really improved with track maintenance. My favourite Great Walk in the South Island due to versatility of the landscape. Good shuttle bus pickup service to and from (Collingwood and Karamea).

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Theresa Flach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is a nice walk for four days with a beautiful landscape and nature. It is not so crowded. You can hear Kiwi at night.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jonas Neumann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, took us four days. Really hard start with lots of walking up the hill. Was a little better that the Abel Tasman, as it is not as crowded.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Selina

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We did it for six days. It was nice to see the change of the nature within the track.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jonathan Maus

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The first steps were surrounded by green rainforest and the second day was spent with a mountain walk, the third was shaped by stunning views and the last day was spent on the beach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Fiona and Matthew

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful bush walk. Beautiful drive to get there too. Typical West Coast beaches are untouched. Just don't let the sandflies put you off!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nils Kissel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome experience.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan Maus

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk!! Wonderful landscapes, especially at the Heaphy Hut. Be aware of sandflies! And the weather!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Quentin Neulens

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful walk, great diversity of landscapes. Campsite and huts are well arranged. Must do.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Cosmo Hartuna

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic scenery, many variations, perfect length, brief climb on day 1, hard return to the starting point.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Robin Stamm

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We did only a one day tour but it was so beautiful. We relaxed a little bit at the sea at the end.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Stephanie Pope

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Little expensive for the huts on popular hikes but it for the walk quality.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mia Gaynor

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A little expensive but would do it again and again - they are incredible!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

44 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Fi's avatar

Fi

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Great huts with cooking facilities. Really improved with track maintenance. My favourite Great Walk in the South Island due to versatility of the landscape. Good shuttle bus pickup service to and from (Collingwood and Karamea).

Reviewed 11 months ago and experienced in January 2017

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Theresa Flach

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It is a nice walk for four days with a beautiful landscape and nature. It is not so crowded. You can hear Kiwi at night.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Jonas Neumann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, took us four days. Really hard start with lots of walking up the hill. Was a little better that the Abel Tasman, as it is not as crowded.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in January 2017

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Selina

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

We did it for six days. It was nice to see the change of the nature within the track.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jonathan Maus

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The first steps were surrounded by green rainforest and the second day was spent with a mountain walk, the third was shaped by stunning views and the last day was spent on the beach.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Fiona and Matthew

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful bush walk. Beautiful drive to get there too. Typical West Coast beaches are untouched. Just don't let the sandflies put you off!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

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Nils Kissel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome experience.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Jonathan Maus

Ranking: 8/10

Great walk!! Wonderful landscapes, especially at the Heaphy Hut. Be aware of sandflies! And the weather!

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Quentin Neulens

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful walk, great diversity of landscapes. Campsite and huts are well arranged. Must do.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Cosmo Hartuna

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic scenery, many variations, perfect length, brief climb on day 1, hard return to the starting point.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Award-1-24px Congratulations Heaphy Track - Kahurangi National Park

Rankers TravellerVoted Awards 2013 Top Free Multi Day Walk Winner

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Robin Stamm

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

We did only a one day tour but it was so beautiful. We relaxed a little bit at the sea at the end.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Stephanie Pope

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Little expensive for the huts on popular hikes but it for the walk quality.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Mia Gaynor

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

A little expensive but would do it again and again - they are incredible!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016