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Heaphy Track

One of New Zealand’s Great Walks, the Heaphy Track is located in the Kahurangi National Park in the far north-western corner of the South Island.  It can be walked from Brown Hut on the Golden Bay end or from Kohaihai on the West Coast end.

Golden Bay Coachlines can get you to and from both of these spots as part of our package deal.

The 78km long Heaphy Track can be walked in 4-6 days or mountain biked (between 1 May and 30 November only) in 2-3 days.  It requires a reasonable level of fitness.  It climbs to about 900 meters above sea level and traverses upland tussocky downs, lush New Zealand bush and spectacular coastal Nikau palm thickets.  All rivers and streams are bridged and there are excellent DOC huts strategically placed along the track.  Many of the huts have been refurbished recently.  It is advisable to boil all your drinking water as there is a slight risk of giardia here.
There are no rubbish disposal facilities on the track so all rubbish must be packed out.

On the track you are very likely to see and / or hear the following birds: weka, tui, bellbird / Korimako, pigeon / kereru, fantail / piwakawaka and robin / kakaruwai.  You may also see kea and kaka, the smaller parakeet / kakariki and the blue duck / who.  With luck and a bit of effort it is possible to see or hear, great spotted kiwi / roa.  A small population of remarkable Takahe – once thought to be extinct but now recovering in the wild – has been established at Gouland Downs not far from the track.

Heaphy Track Bus Services

Most of our services can be booked directly on-line, the following links are package deals available.

Arrival / Departure Points

Brown Hut Carpark - Beginning of Heaphy Track, Golden Bay end.
Kohaihai Carpark - Beginning of Heaphy Track, Westcoast end.

Early Bird Special - Limited tickets

Nelson to Brown Hut - Departs: 9.00am
Kohaihai to Nelson - Departs: 1.00pm

BOOK NOW - $140.00pp

Nelson to Brown Hut

Daily Service: 1 November to 31 March

Departs: 9.00am Nelson Intercity Depot
Arrives: 12.05pm Heaphy / Brown Hut

BOOK NOW - $55.00pp

Nelson to Westport

Intercity Daily Service

Departs: 7.15am Nelson Intercity Depot
Arrives: 10.54am Westport

INTERCITY LINK - FROM $30.00pp

Westport to Kohaihai

Daily Service: 1 November to 23 April

Departs: 11.10am Westport
Arrives: 1.00pm Heaphy / Kohaihai

BOOK NOW - $55.00pp


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Bus Timetable


To
Brown Hut

Daily
Nov to March
Daily
1 - 13 April

Nelson

9.00am

xx

Richmond

9.15am

xx

Motueka

9.45am

xx

Takaka

11.00am

11.00am

Collingwood

11.25am

11.25am

Brown Hut





12.05pm



12.05pm

To
Kohaihai

Nelson (Intercity bus)

Westport (Intercity bus)


Westport

Seddonville

Little Wanganui

Karamea

Kohaihai

Daily
Nov to March


7.30am

10.54am


11.10am

11.45am

12.15pm

12.30pm

12.45pm

Early Bird Special - Limited tickets

Nelson to Kohaihai - Departs: 7.15am
Brown Hut to Nelson - Departs: 12.05pm

BOOK NOW - $140.00pp

Brown Hut to Nelson

Daily Service: 1 November to 23 April

Departs: 12.05pm Heaphy / Brown Hut
Arrives: 3.45pm Nelson Intercity Depot

BOOK NOW - $55.00pp

Kohaihai to Westport

Daily Service: 1 November to 23 April

Departs: 1.00pm Heaphy / Kohaihai
Arrives: 2.50pm Westport

BOOK NOW - $55.00pp

Westport to Nelson

Intercity Daily Service

Departs: 3.50pm Westport
Arrives: 7.30pm Nelson Intercity Depot

INTERCITY LINK - FROM $30.00pp







From
Brown Hut

Brown Hut

Collingwood

Takaka

Motueka

Richmond

Nelson




Daily
Nov to 23 April


12.05pm

112.45pm

1.10pm

2.30pm

3.00pm

3.30pm



From
Kohaihai

Daily
Nov to March

Kohaihai

Kramea

Little Wanganui

Seddonville

Westport


Westport (Intercity bus)

Nelson (Intercity bus)

1.00pm

1.15pm

1.30pm

2.00pm

2.35pm


3.50pm

7.30pm