The Heaphy Track is New Zealand’s most diverse and longest Great Walk. Experience a well-formed trail through an ever changing landscape of tussock lands and lush forests to the wild yet beautiful West Coast.
Travel through many different landscapes including the expansive tussock lands of the Gouland Downs and lush forests where giant native trees soar.
Emerge days later to the wilderness of the South Island’s west coast with its rugged nikau palm studded forests and windswept beaches.
If you are fortunate, you might hear the call of a Great Spotted Kiwi at night and by day see the rare carnivorous land snail (Powelliphanta).
Watch the sun go down with a tipple of your choosing at the Heaphy Beach, far from the world’s hustle and bustle.
The Heaphy Track can be found in the Kahurangi National Park at the northwest corner of the South Island. It can be walked year round. Each night you come to rest at basic but comfortable accommodation in Department of Conservation huts with camping options also available.
New Zealand Walks is the definitive online travel guide to booking your guided or independent walk on the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park.