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Walking the Heaphy Track

Get a picture of what it's like to walk the Heaphy Track, the scenery and the hut accommodation you'll enjoy.

View YouTube footage produced for the Department of Conservation.

 
 

Heaphy Track Transport for Walkers

See also our Heaphy Track Transport for Mountain Bikers.

Golden Bay Air offers the fastest, most convenient transport to the Heaphy Track—saving you hours of driving and overnight costs.

Our services include Heaphy Track flights and connecting shuttle transport from Karamea, Takaka, Motueka and Nelson. We specialise in return Heaphy transport packages from Wellington and from Nelson.

Top off your magical experience of this classic Great Walk with a spectacular flight back over the Heaphy Track. A unique flight after an unrivalled walk!


Heaphy Track Transport from Takaka

For walkers starting in Golden Bay, choose one of our transport options to Brown Hut at start of the Heaphy Track. Having completed the walk, fly from Karamea back to Takaka to collect your car or onward transport. Leaving your car at Takaka verses Brown Hut saves drive time at the end of your walk.


Shuttle:
Takaka-Brown Hut
Leave your car at Takaka Airport and catch our comfortable 50 minute shuttle to Brown Hut. Timing to suit

$65pp

$45pp

Car Relocation:
Brown Hut-Takaka
Our driver accompanies you from Takaka Airport to Brown Hut, then returns your vehicle back to Takaka Airport. Timing to suit. Note: the 3 fords on the access road to Brown Hut have now been bridged

$60 per vehicle

Flight:
Karamea-Takaka
Easy flight from Karamea back to Takaka with spectacular views. Timing to suit

$169pp

$149pp

Shuttle:
Kohaihai-Karamea
*Scheduled and on-demand shuttle service from Kohaihai to Karamea or Karamea Aerodrome

$15pp


Or walk the track in reverse and take advantage of one of our backfill specials.

*Shuttle transport from Kohaihai carpark to Karamea Aerodrome is provided by Karamea-based operators. We can book on your behalf. Fares are $15 per person. See our Heaphy Track Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Heaphy Track Transport from Karamea

Leave your car at Karamea Aerodrome and fly to Takaka, catch our shuttle into Brown Hut, then walk back to the Karamea end of the track.


Flight:
Karamea-Takaka
Easy flight from Karamea to Takaka with spectacular views. Timing to suit

$169pp

$149pp

Shuttle:
Takaka-Brown Hut
Comfortable 50 minute shuttle to Brown Hut. Timed to connect with flight from Karamea or to suit

$65pp

$45pp

Shuttle:
Kohaihai-Karamea
*Scheduled and on-demand shuttle service from Kohaihai to Karamea or Karamea Aerodrome

$15pp


Or walk the track in reverse and take advantage of one of our backfill specials.

*Shuttle transport from Kohaihai carpark to Karamea Aerodrome is provided by Karamea-based operators. We can book on your behalf. Fares are $15 per person. See our Heaphy Track Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Heaphy Track Transport from Nelson

We offer on-demand flight and shuttle services from Nelson to Brown Hut. At the completion of the Heaphy, we fly you from Karamea back to Nelson to meet your onward connections.


Flight/Shuttle:
Nelson/Brown Hut
Easy 20 minute flight from Nelson to Takaka with connecting shuttle to Brown Hut. Timing to suit

$199pp

$159pp

Shuttle:
Nelson-Brown Hut
Timing to suit. Allow 3 hours for the trip

$350 for up to 6

Shuttle:
Kohaihai-Karamea
*Scheduled and on-demand shuttle service from Kohaihai to Karamea or Karamea Aerodrome

$15pp

Flight:
Karamea-Nelson
Direct flight from Karamea to Nelson with spectacular views. Timing to suit

$299pp

$199pp


Or walk the track in reverse and take advantage of one of our backfill specials.

*Shuttle transport from Kohaihai carpark to Karamea Aerodrome is provided by Karamea-based operators. We can book on your behalf. Fares are $15 per person. See our Heaphy Track Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Heaphy Track Package ex Wellington

Specially priced package deals ex Wellington are available throughout the year. Suggested itinerary below, however, the number of days may be varied and the trip may be broken if you wish to spend time in Takaka or Karamea.

Day 1
Wellington-Takaka (Dep 9:50am)

$529pp
Takaka-Brown Hut (Arr 11:30am)
Brown Hut-Perry Saddle Hut (5hrs)
Day 2
Perry Saddle Hut-James Mackay Hut (6.5hrs)
Day 3
James Mackay Hut-Heaphy Hut (6hrs)
Day 4
Heaphy Hut-Kohaihai Carpark (5hrs)
*Kohaihai-Karamea (Dep 1:00pm or 2:00pm)
Karamea-Wellington (Dep 1:30pm or 2:30pm)

Heaphy Track Transport from Wellington

Our scheduled flights from Wellington connect with our Heaphy Track flights and ground transport to provide a complete transport solution.


Flight:
Wellington-Takaka
Comfortable 50 minute scenic flight traversing the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park Starting at $129pp

Shuttle:
Takaka-Brown Hut
Connecting shuttle to Brown Hut. Timed to meet arrival of Wellington-Takaka flights

$65pp

$45pp

Shuttle:
Kohaihai-Karamea
*Scheduled and on-demand shuttle service from Kohaihai to Karamea or Karamea Aerodrome

$15pp

Flight:
Karamea-Wellington
Comfortable 65 minute flight traversing Kahurangi National Park Contact us to check fares and availability


Or walk the track in reverse and take advantage of one of our backfill specials.

*Shuttle transport from Kohaihai carpark to Karamea Aerodrome is provided by Karamea-based operators. We can book on your behalf. Fares are $15 per person. See our Heaphy Track Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Heaphy Track Information

Hut and camping passes must be booked with the Department of Conservation.

Heaphy River Mouth from the air

From ancient Beech forest to alpine tussock downlands to palm fringed wild beaches, the Heaphy Track traverses a diverse range of landscapes and vegetation. Though the longest of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks, the track is well graded and achievable by anyone with moderate fitness. Accommodation is of a high standard with three new huts built between 2012-2014.

If you need advice with planning any aspect of your journey, please contact us—we can help!

 
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