Unguided Track Packages
If you prefer independent adventure but with certain elements arranged, we can assist with our innovative 'Heaphy Track Freedom Package'.
We provide your accommodation prior to the walk in Nelson, transport to and from the track, Department of Conservation hut reservations and luggage transfers to the other end for your surplus baggage as well as provide you with detailed route information. You will need to carry your own sleeping bag, clothing and carry and prepare your own food. Our freedom package certainly takes the hassle out of all logistics.
Walk the 82km track from the north (Collingwood) end and finish 4 days later at the Kohaihai River on the West Coast. Our shuttle collects you from your Nelson accommodation and transfers you to Brown Hut to begin the walk.
The former pack track – now upgraded - is known for its stunning beauty and diversity of landscape, from the expansive rolling tussock lands of the Gouland Downs, the temperate rainforest, to the almost tropical northwest Nelson coastline with Nikau groves right down to the sandy beaches.
You stay each night in Department of Conservation huts and complete the track at Kohaihai before meeting our shuttle to return to Nelson or delivery to Westport to continue your West Coast journey.
Important Footnote: The accommodation is in Department of Conservation huts which are pre-booked for you - these are basic but comfortable and must be shared with other track walkers.