Heaphy Track Great Walk

The Heaphy Track is one of the 9 Great Walks - New Zealand’s premier hiking tracks, passing through some of the most awe-inspiring and pristine landscapes. This self-guided hike on the 78.4km track with views of mountains to the sea takes 4-6 days.

$32.00 - $160.00

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From forest to coast, the Heaphy Track combines all of New Zealand’s scenic beauty into one Great Walk. Travel through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the wild West Coast.

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Great Walks facilities.

Managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), the tracks are well graded and easy to follow, with communal huts and campsites en route (booking is essential).
A reasonable level of fitness is required. Independent walkers are unguided, carry their own gear and cook their own meals.


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Physical address

Heaphy Track Great Walk, DOC Nelson Visitor Centre, 79 Trafalgar St, Nelson Central, Nelson, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
DOC Nelson Visitor Centre - Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm Sat & Sun
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Nelson Airport is 156km from Brown Hut, 128km from Collingwood. Westport Airport is 110km from Kohaihai, 95km from Karamea. Local operators provide air transport services to Takaka in Golden Bay and Karamea on the West Coast.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Bus and taxi services are available to reach either end of the track from nearby towns. Regular bus services link Nelson and Westport.
Proximity to town:
Access to the Heaphy Track is from Brown Hut (156 km from Nelson, 28km from Collingwood) and from Kohaihai (110km from Westport, 15km from Karamea). The start/end of the track at Brown Hut in Golden Bay and Kohaihai on the West Coast are 463 km apart by road.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $160.00
Other charges:
Price includes self-catered accommodation in DOC huts. Track transfers are not included.

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