30 photos to inspire you to hike the Heaphy Track

Want to hike one of the quietest Great Walks of New Zealand? Then the Heaphy Track is calling. Four days, just under 80km and barely another soul in sight. 

You'll hike through forest alive with birdsong, open plains, over rivers, beaches and even lush tropical vegetation. Along the way you can look out for carnivorous snails, kiwi and even the rare blue duck, whio. 

It's a walk to remember, here are some of our favourite photos to inspire you to hike the Heaphy Track. 

 

Day 1: Brown Hut - Perrys Saddle Hut

Day 1 of the Heaphy Track

The bridge by Brown Hut

The start of the Heaphy Track

The river by Brown Hut

Dragon Teeth Mountains

Plants on the track

The track to Perry's Saddle Hut

 Powelliphanta: Carnivorous Snails

Powelliphanta: Carnivorous Snails

Sunset at Perrys Saddle Hut

Cheeky Weka are everywhere on this track

 

Day 2: Perry's Saddle Hut - James Mackay Hut

The tussocked plains by Perry's Saddle Hut

Beautiful blue skies

The track to Gouland Downs Hut

The track to Gouland Downs

The Enchanted Forest, Heaphy Track

The Enchanted Forest

The plains after Gouland Downs

The forest on day two

The heath near James Mackay Hut

Boardwalk to James Mackay Hut

 Sunset at James Mackay Hut

Sunset at James Mackay Hut

Sunset at James Mackay Hut

Sunset at James Mackay Hut

 

Day 3: James Mackay Hut - Heaphy Hut

Ruru on the track

Forest on day three

Tree ferns on the track

Suspension bridge near Lewis Hut

Palms and ferns between Lewis Hut and Heaphy Hut

The rata on the third day of the Heaphy Track

The mouth of the Heaphy River

The mouth of Heaphy River

Sunset at Heaphy Hut

 

Day 4: Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai Shelter

West Coast Beach

The track to Kohaihai Shelter

Bridges on day four of the Heaphy Track

20 minute beach

One of the final suspension bridges on the Heaphy Track

Wild weather on the West Coast

The bridge at Kohaihai Shelter

 

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