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The Heaphy Track runs for a length of 73 kilometers through New Zealand.
The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 4 days to walk the Heaphy Track.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.
The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!
On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.
You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in managed huts.
Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!
Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.
Facts about Heaphy Track
- in a tent/tarp
- in managed huts
The best time to hike the Heaphy Track is:
Arrival to the Heaphy Track
You will arrive via Christchurch International Airport.
You can get to Starting point via Mietwagen. Duration approx. 6 hours.
Departure from the Heaphy Track
Departure is via Christchurch International Airport.
You can get to the airport per Mietwagen. Takes about 7 hours.
Useful links to the Heaphy Track
- Official website of the trail
- The following websites offer you further information: Link 1 Link 2
- You can find a PDF with further information here:
Map and elevation profile of the Heaphy Track
What else you should know about the Heaphy Track
Here we have summarized some important information for you
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Here are some impressions of the Heaphy Track