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Mountain biking the Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is New Zealand's premiere multi-day single track ride.

View YouTube footage of one of our MTB groups in action.

 

 

 

 

Heaphy Track Transport for Mountain Bikers

See also our Heaphy Track transport for walkers.

Top off your Heaphy Track ride with a scenic Golden Bay Air flight and make the transport part of your adventure!

Golden Bay Air operates daily Heaphy Track flights and connecting shuttle transport from Karamea, Takaka, Motueka, Nelson and Wellington to both the Brown Hut (Golden Bay) and Kohaihai (Karamea) ends of the track. This allows you to book transport to bike the track in either direction.

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

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 the opposite leg of flights booked by others.

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

We provide wheel and bike bags to protect your equipment. We stow the bags side by side in our aircraft to avoid stacking.

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 riders beginning and finishing the Heaphy Track at Takaka (see Scheduled page for more flights). If the scheduled times times don't suit you, on-demand departures are available at Saver fares. Please call or email us to enquire.

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

Fares including bike transport

Route
Saver
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$65pp
$45pp
 
Karamea<->Takaka
$199pp
Takaka<->Brown Hut Car Relocation
$80 flat rate
 
 
MTB Season: 
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 riders beginning and finishing the Heaphy Track at Nelson (see Scheduled page for more flights). If the scheduled times times don't suit you, on-demand departures are available at Saver fares. Please call or email us to enquire.

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

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

Fares including bike transport

Route
Saver
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Nelson<->Takaka
$189pp
$169pp
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$65pp
$45pp
 
Karamea<->Nelson
$299pp
Nelson<->Brown Hut
$70pp min $420
 
 
MTB Season: 
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

Biking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Wellington->Takaka
9:30am
10:20am
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:30am
11:20am
Karamea->Wellington (via Takaka)*
1:40pm
3:20pm
Biking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
Wellington->Karamea (via Takaka)
9:30am
1:00pm
Brown Hut->Takaka
11:30am
12:20pm
Takaka->Wellington*
2:30pm
3:20pm
 

* 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, shuttle between Takaka and Brown Hut and flight from Karamea back to Wellington. Also available in reverse direction.

Fares including bike transport

Route
Saver
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Wellington<->Takaka
$219pp
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$65pp
$45pp
 
Karamea<->Wellington (via Takaka)
$413pp
 
Heaphy Track Return*
Package from Wellington
$669pp
 
 
MTB Season: 
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 riders beginning and finishing the Heaphy Track at Karamea (see Scheduled page for more flights). If the scheduled times times don't suit you, on-demand departures are available at Saver fares. Please call or email us to enquire.

Biking from Brown Hut to Kohaihai
Depart
Arrive
Karamea->Takaka*
9:50am
10:20pm
Takaka->Brown Hut
10:30am
11:20am
Biking from Kohaihai to Brown Hut
Depart
Arrive
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 including bike transport

Route (min 2 fares)
Saver
Backfill Special
2 pax
3+ pax
Karamea<->Takaka
$199pp
Takaka<->Brown Hut
$65pp
$45pp
 
Karamea<->Nelson
$299pp
Karamea<->Wellington (via Takaka)
$413pp
 
 
MTB Season: 
1 May-30 Nov
 
A surcharge may apply for on-demand departures before 8:00am/after 5:00pm

Heaphy Track Information

Between May and November each year, the Heaphy Track transforms from 'Great Walk' to 'Great Ride'. 80km of well graded single-track with some technical sections, traversing stunning scenery makes for a sensational multi-day ride.

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

 
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