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Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand
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great Great Walk

We did this over 4 nights / 5 days east to west, staying at Perry Saddle, Saxon, James Mackay and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Rather easy walk, changing landscape

Went for the guided option 5 days Great, changing landscape, with a the last day a perfect... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
De Haan, Belgium
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“great walk” (14 reviews)
“saddle hut” (12 reviews)
“flush toilets” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kahurangi National Park 7010, New Zealand

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this over 4 nights / 5 days east to west, staying at Perry Saddle, Saxon, James Mackay and Heaphy huts. Saxon is an older hut but very cosy and comfortable if not too busy. The other 3 huts we stayed in were amazing...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Went for the guided option 5 days Great, changing landscape, with a the last day a perfect coastal.track Perfectly organised, motivated guides, who cooked every evening a gourmet dinner in the hut You carry your personal items and also sleeping bag. Average level of fitness...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We walked this in the opposite direction that most people do due to being on the Karamea side. It is a very diverse track with each day having different scenery. We did it over 4 days and the middle 2 days were relatively big walks...More

1  Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Heaphy is a great track that takes you through mountain forest, tussocklands, lowland forest, along rivers and along the sea. It is quite beautiful. You are able to swim at each of the 3 main huts. It is not a strenuous track & the...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I originally planned to hike the Abel Tazman, but after speaking with those that had hiked both the Heaphy and Tazman, all preferred the Heaphy due to less crowding and no water taxis. Although logistically problematic, the Heaphy diversifys through rain forest hills, along a...More

2  Thank oldtrailbeast
Reviewed 14 March 2017

"Great Walk" standard track. Clearly marked & well maintained. Comfortable footwear is best for multiple days on stoney ground. Take your best cushioning socks. Huts are booked in advance. Beds are either lower or upper bunk. Gas & water boiling pots are provided. Can be...More

2  Thank NZerGuy
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Heaphy Track doesn't have the dazzling alpine views of the Routeburn or Kepler or the sheet majestic beauty of the Milford or swimmable beaches of Abel Tasman, but it just may be our favorite Great Walk out of that list. Three main reasons: it's...More

10  Thank aml888
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

7  Thank JazzyPerth
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Jared S
Reviewed 18 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...More

3  Thank Craig D
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Janine M
5 February 2017|
Response from AnzacPete | Reviewed this property |
Hi Janine, 3 in the group had boots & 4 trail shoes. Whatever is the most comfortable. The track is very well formed & even so ankle support is less of a problem. Make sure you pack all your stuff in a pack liner (rubbish... More