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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.

Make your Heaphy Track transport part of the adventure with Golden Bay Air's Heaphy Track flights and shuttles!

Our scheduled Heaphy Track flights run daily from Wellington, Takaka, Nelson and Karamea, with connecting shuttles to both the Brown Hut (Golden Bay) and Kohaihai (Karamea) ends of the track. This allows you to book your transport to walk the track in either direction.

You can also break your journey at any point—for example to overnight in Takaka and/or Karamea.

Choose from our regular scheduled departure times available to book online, or contact us to discuss on-demand timing, or flights from anywhere else in New Zealand.

If you are flexible with your dates, why not take advantage of a great deal by booking a Golden Bay Air Backfill Special. These amazing fares are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked.

We recommend you check out the availablility of your Heaphy transport before you book your huts or campsites with the Department of Conservation.

Click on your departure point below to view your transport options:

Heaphy Track Transport from Takaka

Suggested Itinerary

The following flight and shuttle departures provide for walkers beginning and finishing the Heaphy Track at Takaka (see Scheduled page for more flights). If the scheduled times times don't suit you, year-round on-demand departures are available at Saver Off-Peak fares. Please call or email us to enquire.

Walking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:30am
11:20am
Kohaihai->Karamea
1:10pm
1:30pm
Karamea->Takaka
1:40pm
2:10pm
Walking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Takaka->Karamea
12:30pm
1:00pm
Karamea->Kohaihai
1:10pm
1:30pm
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:30pm
12:20pm
 

An on-demand car relocation can replace the shuttle between Takaka and Brown Hut if you have your own vehicle in Takaka. Please call or email us to book.

Heaphy Track Return Package from Takaka

A package available over the Peak Season includes a shuttle from Takaka to Brown Hut and from Kohaihai to Karamea, plus a flight from Karamea back to Takaka. Also available in reverse direction.

Fares

Route
Saver
Peak
Saver Off-Peak
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$45pp
$65pp
$45pp
 
Kohaihai<->Karamea
$20pp min 2 fares
 
Karamea<->Takaka
$149pp
$179pp
$149pp
Heaphy Track Return Package
from Takaka
$209pp
 
Takaka<->Brown Hut Car Relocation
$80 flat rate
 
* Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
Peak Season:
Off-peak Season: 
1 Dec-30 Apr
1 May-30 Nov
 
A surcharge may apply for on-demand departures before 8:00am/after 5:00pm

Heaphy Track Transport from Nelson

Suggested Itinerary

The following flight and shuttle departures provide for walkers beginning and finishing the Heaphy Track at Nelson (see Scheduled page for more flights). If the scheduled times times don't suit you, year-round on-demand departures are available at Saver Off-Peak fares. Please call or email us to enquire.

Walking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Nelson->Takaka
9:50am
10:20am
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:30am
11:20am
Kohaihai->Karamea
1:10pm
1:30pm
Karamea->Nelson (via Takaka)
1:40pm
2:50pm
Walking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Nelson->Karamea (via Takaka)
9:50am
1:00pm
Karamea->Kohaihai
1:10pm
1:30pm
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:30am
12:20pm
Takaka->Nelson
2:20pm
2:50pm
 

In addition to the flight-shuttle option from Nelson->Takaka->Brown Hut, an on-demand shuttle from Nelson-> Brown Hut is also available. Please call or email us to book.

Heaphy Track Return Package from Nelson

A package available over the Peak Season includes a flight from Nelson to Takaka, shuttles from Takaka to Brown Hut and from Kohaihai to Karamea plus a flight from Karamea back to Nelson. Also available in reverse direction.

Fares

Route
Saver
Peak
Saver Off-Peak
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Nelson<->Takaka
$139pp
$159pp
$139pp
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$45pp
$65pp
$45pp
 
Kohaihai<->Karamea
$20pp min 2 fares
 
Karamea<->Nelson
$239pp
$279pp
$239pp
Heaphy Track Return Package
from Nelson
$439pp
 
Nelson<->Brown Hut
$70pp min $420
 
* Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
Peak Season:
Off-peak Season: 
1 Dec-30 Apr
1 May-30 Nov
 
A surcharge may apply for on-demand departures before 8:00am/after 5:00pm

Heaphy Track Transport from Wellington

The following sample flight and shuttle departures allow same-day connections to begin and finish the Heaphy Track at Wellington. Golden Bay Air also operates other morning and/or afternoon scheduled flights between Wellington and Takaka enabling flexible start and finish times with possible layovers in Takaka or Karamea, if desired.

Suggested Itinerary (Peak Season)

Walking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Wellington->Takaka
9:30am
10:20am
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:30am
11:20am
Kohaihai->Karamea
1:10pm
1:30pm
Karamea->Wellington (via Takaka)*
1:40pm
5:10pm
Walking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Wellington->Karamea (via Takaka)
9:30am
1:00pm
Karamea->Kohaihai
1:10pm
1:30pm
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:30am
12:20pm
Takaka->Wellington*
4:20pm
5:10pm
* Arrival time may vary according to date

Heaphy Track Return Package from Wellington

A package available over the Peak Season includes flight from Wellington to Takaka, shuttles between Takaka and Brown Hut and from Kohaihai to Karamea plus flight from Karamea back to Wellington. Also available in reverse direction.

Fares

Route
Saver
Peak
Saver Off-Peak
Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Wellington<->Takaka
$184pp
$184pp
$184pp
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$45pp
$65pp
$45pp
 
Kohaihai<->Karamea
$20pp min 2 fares
 
Karamea<->Wellington (via Takaka)
$333pp
$363pp
$333pp
 
Heaphy Track Return Package
from Wellington
$559pp
 
* Last minute specials available within 12 hours of departure or click here for specials available at other times
Peak Season:
Off-peak Season: 
1 Dec-30 Apr
1 May-30 Nov
 
A surcharge may apply for on-demand departures before 8:00am/after 5:00pm

Heaphy Track Transport from Karamea

Suggested Itinerary

The following flight and shuttle departures provide for walkers beginning and finishing the Heaphy Track at Karamea (see Scheduled page for more flights). If the scheduled times times don't suit you, year-round on-demand departures are available at Saver Off-Peak fares. Please call or email us to enquire.

Walking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Karamea->Takaka*
9:50am
10:20am
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:30am
11:20am
Kohaihai->Kohaihai
1:10pm
1:30pm
Walking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Karamea->Kohaihai*
9:00am
9:20am
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:30am
12:20pm
Takaka->Karamea
12:30pm
1:00pm
* On-demand departure. Please call or email us to book.

Other Flights from Karamea

Route
Depart
Arrive
Karamea->Takaka
1:40pm
2:10pm
Karamea->Nelson (via Takaka)
1:40pm
2:50pm
Karamea->Wellington (via Takaka)*
1:40pm
5:10pm
* Arrival time may vary according to date

Fares

Route
Saver
Peak
Saver Off-Peak
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Karamea<->Takaka
$149pp
$179pp
$149pp
Karamea<->Nelson
$239pp
$279pp
$239pp
Karamea<->Wellington (via Takaka)
$333pp
$363pp
$333pp
 
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$45pp
$65pp
$45pp
 
Kohaihai<->Karamea
$20pp min 2 fares
 
* Backfill specials are available on repositioning legs of flights already booked, please click here for availability
Peak Season:
Off-peak Season: 
1 Dec-30 Apr
1 May-30 Nov
 
A surcharge may apply for on-demand departures before 8:00am/after 5:00pm

Heaphy Track Group Bookings

Golden Bay Air can fly up to 8 walkers at one departure time or 16 on back-to-back flights. Please call or email us for a quote.

Guided Options

Complete packages combining Golden Bay Air flights and ground transport with expert guiding, food and accommodation are available from Kahurangi Guided Walks. Heaphy Track and Kahurangi National Park guided walks are also offered by Bush and Beyond.

Heaphy Track Information

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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