Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Reviews

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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 almost 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 4 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 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nils Kissel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome experience.

Reviewed about 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Timon Flick

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly rangers, landscape changes everyday, beautiful nature.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Tina Hilbich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent facilities, well prepared walking track, map of the track is really bad because the track looks really steep, but it is not that way.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sanne Meijer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Gorgeous walk, loved it!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Clara Hayes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely section of track along the coast.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Matt Sidaway

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Well I do live here, have to love it !!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Trish Pope

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent-thoroughly enjoyable.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Supiot Zudovic

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very good track.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Karina Gratz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Some hut wardens spent lots of time with people, give information and take ownership for their huts. Other hut wardens only show up to collect tickets and the hut was a mess.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Alessandra

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscapes but too many sandflies!!

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Stella Thoben

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Not as enjoyable with rainy weather, apart from that nice area, landscape changes all the time.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Paul Liecke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning surroundings, a bit exhausting too! Changing landscape all the time.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Wayne Kerr

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Hard yakka.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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AnnaM

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Only had a day walk to Katipo Creek shelter and back to Kohaihai campsite but would def do the whole track one day - amazing views, beaches, forest - very unique part of South Island - a must do! Lots of sandflies as you'd expect on West Coast.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Dupont

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice coastal scenery in palm tree forest.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Tobi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

West Coast - Golden Bay. Huge scenic diversity!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ross Mepham

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Mountain biked the Heaphy at the start of the mountain bike trial in may 2011, great trails, scenery, accomodation the works, a must do for any keen biker

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in May 2011

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Bill and Noreen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Actually biked in for two hours, great.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Hanle

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Nice and easy track, a bit busy in some huts.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Jessica Marling

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful views, very steep upwards walk but will give you good looking buns afterwards. :-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Chris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Easy 5 day walk but carry all food.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Alfred & Henrike

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk to Scotts Beach.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in January 2012

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Lydia McLean

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing track - covers a wide range of scenery. Spectacular in summer when rata is in flower.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Lorraine Leonard

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - 4 days, each day very different.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Jane Cullum

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Long track but a variety of scenery. Terrible sandflies at the Heaphy Hut! You can have extra luggage forwarded so you do not have to carry heavy rucksacks.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Daniel Dubach

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

We only did part of it - beautiful scenery.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Amy

Ranking: 9/10

Great track without the tracks.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Kerry Wood

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Good walk.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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BenH

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Walked to Heaphy Hut and back from Karamea end car park (good, mostly flat, day walk 8hrs perfectly doable for most with stops, I did in 6 with short stop at hut). Amazing wild empty beaches littered with driftwood contrasted with wild tropical mountainsides. Huge waves crashing with huge rocks. Lethal seething sea. Beautiful.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Martina Bumiller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, many nikau palms, fantastic beaches, easy walking track to Scotts Beach. Not so good: sandflies...

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Viktoria Stoffel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

No track marks --> You don't know where you are! Nice huts (especially liked Saxon Hut), maybe a little small for big amount of people.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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rosil

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful landscape, many palm trees on west side. If you want a small walk then come in from Karamea and walk to Scotts beach - beautiful. The downside are the sandflies, they are a bad experience!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009