Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track Package

Southern Wilderness Gourmet Guided Walks on the Heaphy Track are all inclusive high end hiking packages for small groups. We offer either a four or five day walking option.

 

Four Day Heaphy Track

We pick you up from your Nelson accommodation and take you to the Heaphy Track starting point. Walk the track from the north end (Collingwood), finishing at the Kohaihai River on the West Coast. It is also possible in some circumstances to begin this walk on the West Coast and finish in Collingwood. Fresh gourmet meals are cooked by your friendly guides on the track, while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Stay each night in basic but comfortable Department of Conservation huts. We collect you at the end of your hike, and return you to your Nelson accommodation, arriving between 1700 hours and 1900 hours.

 

 

Five Day Heaphy Track

We pick you up from your Nelson accommodation and take you to the Heaphy Track starting point. This tour is an easier version of the 4 day Heaphy, splitting one of the longest days in half. This trip only runs one direction, from the north end (Collingwood), finishing at the Kohaihai River on the West Coast. Fresh gourmet meals are cooked by your friendly guides on the track, while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Stay each night in basic but comfortable Department of Conservation huts. We collect you at the end of your hike, and return you to your Nelson accommodation, arriving between 1700 hours and 1900 hours.

 

 

Heaphy Track Extended Experience

Add the Nelson Lakes National Park to your itinerary by extending your trip for one night. Stay in the Alpine Lodge at Lake Rotoiti.

 

Flight Option

Flights are available from the West Coast to Nelson cutting down on travel time. These depend on availability and the weather.

 

 

THE TRACK

The Heaphy Track is located in North-West of the South Island, New Zealand, in the Kahurangi National Park.

 Established in 1996, Kahurangi is one of New Zealand’s newest national parks, as well as one of the largest, measuring 452,002 hectares. ‘Kahurangi’ has a number of meanings, including ”treasured possession”.

The Heaphy Track is the longest and most diverse of the Department of Conservation (DOC) Great Walks. Over 78.4 kilometres the track crosses the Park’s range of landscapes.  Starting from the junction of the Brown and Aorere Rivers, moving over expansive tussock downs and along the banks of rivers, walking through alpine herb fields, lush coastal forests, nikau palm groves and then reaching the roaring seas of the West Coast.

The track is wide, benched and well graded in most sections. Its gentle gradients and diverse scenery are popular with all ages and abilities, from experienced walkers through to first time hikers.

 

 

Department of conservation huts have running water, toilets and cosy fires for heating. The five most popular huts also have gas rings to cook on. All accommodation on the Heaphy Track has to be reserved in advance, via an online booking system.

 

CONTACT US to book your Southern Wilderness Heaphy Track journey today!

Call: NZ +64 (03) 545 7544 or Australia 1800 355 768