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The Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track
 
   
   
 
 
 
 
 

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Day 1 - The Coast

 - Long journey to the start of the track

 - Bluff at the mouth of the Kohaihai

 - Tempest along treacherous coastline

 - Thundering streams from misty gorges

 - Dark swamp of carnivorous snails

 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - The River

 - Ancient settlement of moa hunters

 - Mysterious cave in the swamp forest

 - Following the river upstream

 - Chilli bins and a plastic didgeridoo

 
 
 
 
 

Day 3 - The Ridge

 - The ridge of rimu forest

 - Hut in the subalpine scrub

 - A whole bunkroom each

 
 
 
 
 

Day 4 - The Plateau

 - Bonsai forest of icy mist

 - Crossing from the west coast to Nelson

 - Saxon

 - Gouland Downs

 - The enchanted forest

 
 
 
 
 

Day 5 - The Mountains

 - Where old boots retire

 - Ascent to Perry Saddle

 - Mount Perry

 - The mountain spa

 
 
 
 
 

Day 6 - The Descent

 - To the top of the trail

 - High above the Aorere

 - Down to Brown

 
 
 
 
 

Day 7 - The Gold

 - Misty river junction

 - Lifestyle refuge at the end of the earth

 
 
 
 
 

Epilogue

 
 
 

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03 - 09 November 2015

 

Kahurangi Nat. Park

New Zealand

 

41°S
172°E

0 - 1238m ASL

 

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