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Address: Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Breathtaking

This walk is amazing. I did a walk from Kohaihai to Scott's Beach. I really enjoyed the stunning views over the whole area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
Jared S
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Thames, New Zealand

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 of a roaring log fire dining on our dip, crackers, cheese and our asparagus quiche... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jared S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 days and 4 nights. Day one is a steady climb over 17km to the first... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Collingwood end and feel that this is the best way to do it but a... More 

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Thank GingerK6
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

An absolute classic. Total wilderness, incredible scenery, incredible variety, incredible range of native flora and fauna. Even NZers will find some of the landscapes exotic. Thanks DOC for a stellar effort maintaining the track, huts and signage.

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Thank Wi1111
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We walked the Heaphy supported by Southern Wilderness, who provided Mike as guide and chef. We loved the variation in eco-system day by day (we took the 4 night, 5 day option, walking from Tasman to West Coast). We enjoyed the 3 new huts and one older variety. Other walkers encountered on the track or in the huts added to... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I completed this walk with a group of friends in early December over 5 days staying at the Perry Saddle/Saxon/James Mackay & Heaphy huts. The track is well formed and maintained. Typical west coast weather where it rained every day. All my gear leaked including an expensive raincoat, however I can still say I had a great time getting away... More 

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Thank AnzacPete
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We did the Heaphy in four days (In December 2015) and stayed in the 3 more modern huts. We walked it from the opposite end that people usually do, but nonetheless enjoyed it thoroughly. Everyday you get different scenery. It's a very long walk but highly worth it. The huts were very well maintained. I would walk this track again... More 

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Thank Estelle M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I thought I'd share my experience doing Heaphy as a solo tramper in late May 2016, since I couldn't find any detailed info on this time of year when I was planning it. I had read online that Heaphy opened to mountain bikes on May 1, and that trampers and bikers "share the track" during the winter. I also noticed... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We did this walk with our two children aged 15 and 11. This was a wonderful family time. The scenery and facilities were fantastic.

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