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The Heaphy Track

Bridge before Kohaihai
Bridge before Kohaihai

In brief: The Heaphy track, one of New Zealands Great Walks, is a  multiday hike between Brown´s Hut and Kohaihai on the Northwestern tip of the South Island. An easy walk and probably the easiest of all the New Zealand great walks. While the landshapes are not spectacular like those of the Tongariro Northern Circuit or the Fiordland tracks such as the Routeburn Track, it is nevertheless a very pleasant walk. With one exception: The last day, between Heaphy Hut and Kohaihai, walking along the Pacific coastline, is spectacular and one of the best day hikes in all of New Zealand.

Heaphy Track on the Goulands Downs
Heaphy Track:  The Goulands Downs

Difficulty: 2

Highlights:The walk along the Pacific coast from Heaphy Hut to Kohaihai.

Heaphy Track Itinerary, camping, February 2016:

Nelson (minibus)-Brown´s Hut-Perry Saddle Hut-James Mackay Hut-Heapy Hut-Kohaihai- Westport (minibus)

Information, bookings (all accomodation incl. tent spaces must be booked in advance) and maps: DOC (Department of Conservation) and Heaphy Track.

The complete photogallery of the Heaphy Track (February 2016) is available on flickr.

The Padjelanta trail – a photogallery

Padjelantaleden: 140 km in 7 days from Ritsem to Kvikkjokk through the Padjelanta national park in Laponia in early July 2014:

Traveling on the Storlule from Ritsen to Áhkká
Traveling on the Storlule from Ritsen to Áhkká
The first night: Camping near Kisuris
The first night: Camping near Kisuris
The second night: Camping next to Låddejåkka
The second night: Camping next to Låddejåkka
Between Låddejåkka and Staloluokta
Between Låddejåkka and Staloluokta
Best camping in Tarradalen near Såmmarlappa
Best camping in Tarradalen near Såmmarlappa
Near-tropical vegetation of the Tarradalen
Near-tropical vegetation of the Tarradalen
Nest of eggs, Padjelanta
Nest of eggs, Padjelanta

The complete photogallery of the Padjelanta hike is available on flickr.
Overview map of the Padjelanta Trail.