Heaphy Track - a great walk there and a great
The Heaphy Track truly is a great walk, taking
you from one coast to another. It meanders through mature Podocarp
forest, the natural sub-alpine Gouland Downs, Westcoast Rainforest and
finally a wild unmodified coastal landscape.
Most people take three nights for this 80km walk, and return by small
For those with sufficient time, returning on foot via the Leslie
Karamea Track and The Tablelands is an experience to be cherished for a
life time. It is a physical challenge but not out of the reach of an
averagely fit person. The heart of the Karamea River defines the
meaning of a pristine wilderness, rainforest river valley.